The Prospect Watch is NBADLeague.com’s weekly ranking of the Top 25 Prospects — players eligible to be called up to the NBA — in the NBA Development League.
This year’s Prospect Watch comes with a brand-new panel consisting of four experts who have joined NBADLeague.com’s rankings committee (from left to right): Longtime NBA scouting consultant Ryan Blake, NBA.com national writer Scott Howard-Cooper, and former players Kelenna Azubuike and Coleman Collins.
Each Wednesday, the NBADLeague.com editors will tally up their own rankings along with the rankings of the four panelists and publish the results.
Below are this week’s results.
|Prospect Watch Rankings: Week 20 (March 29)|
|1||Pierre Jackson||Texas Legends||124||1|
|2||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||113||2|
|3||Abdel Nader||Maine Red Claws||112||3|
|4||Eric Moreland||Canton Charge||104||4|
|5||Ray McCallum||Grand Rapids Drive||102||6|
|6||Lorenzo Brown||Grand Rapids Drive||98||5|
|7||Jabari Brown||Santa Cruz Warriors||89||7|
|8||Keith Benson||Sioux Falls Skyforce||86||8|
|9||Jalen Jones||Maine Red Claws||73||9|
|10||Dakari Johnson||Oklahoma City Blue||66||10|
|11||Hollis Thompson||Austin Spurs||56||12|
|12||Jameel Warney||Texas Legends||55||18|
|13||Elijah Millsap||Northern Arizona Suns||55||13|
|14||John Holland||Canton Charge||52||14|
|15||Ben Bentil||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||43||12|
|16||Kendall Marshall||Reno Bighorns||42||25|
|17||Jaron Johnson||RGV Vipers||41||—|
|18||Phil Pressey||Santa Cruz Warriors||40||15|
|19||Axel Toupane||Raptors 905||37||16|
|20||Josh Magette||Los Angeles D-Fenders||37||17|
|21||Marcus Georges-Hunt||Maine Red Claws||33||19|
|22||Tyler Hansbrough||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||33||24|
|23||Ben Gordon||Texas Legends||33||20|
|24||Cliff Alexander||Long Island Nets||20||21|
|25||Kalin Lucas||Erie BayHawks||18||23|
Others receiving votes: Kevin Murphy (Grand Rapids Drive) 18, Justin Harper (Los Angeles D-Fenders) 18, Russ Smith (Delaware 87ers) 17, Nate Robinson (Delaware 87ers) 8, John Jenkins (Westchester Knicks) 6, Darius Morris (RGV Vipers) 6, Cleanthony Early (Santa Cruz Warriors) 3, Isaiah Cousins (Reno Bighorns) 2, Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 1, Edy Tavares (Raptors 905) 1
Each week, the five Prospect Watch panelists submit their personal rankings of the Top 25 prospects in the NBA D-League.
Each ranking is assigned a point value from 1 to 25, with the No. 1 spot being worth 25 points, the No. 2 spot being worth 24 points and so on through the No. 25 spot (1 point).
Point totals for each player are added up, and the players with the 25 highest scores are ranked from highest total to lowest total each week.
Ties are broken by:
1) Which player appeared on more ballots
2) Which player received the highest individual ranking
3) Which player is ranked higher on NBADLeague.com’s ballot