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 TV host Jared Greenberg, NBA.com national writer Scott Howard-Cooper and veteran coach Bob MacKinnon.
Each week, the NBADLeague.com editors will tally up their own rankings along with the rankings of the four panelists and publish the results in Beyond the Rankings.
Below are this week’s results.
|Prospect Watch Rankings: Week 18 (March 16)|
|1||Russ Smith||Delaware 87ers||114||2|
|2||Jarnell Stokes||Sioux Falls Skyforce||110||6|
|3||Erick Green||Reno Bighorns||108||3|
|4||Cory Jefferson||Bakersfield Jam||102||4|
|5||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||96||5|
|6||Jabari Brown||Los Angeles D-Fenders||92||9|
|7||Jimmer Fredette||Westchester Knicks||81||8|
|8||Lorenzo Brown||Grand Rapids Drive||81||19|
|9||Dwight Buycks||Oklahoma City Blue||76||11|
|10||Jordan Hamilton||RGV Vipers||72||10|
|11||Quinn Cook||Canton Charge||66||12|
|12||James Ennis||Iowa Energy||59||18|
|13||Chris Douglas-Roberts||Texas Legends||43||20|
|14||Keith Appling||Erie BayHawks||39||16|
|15||Raphiael Putney||RGV Vipers||36||17|
|16||Greg Whittington||Sioux Falls Skyforce||28||21|
|17||Christian Wood||Delaware 87ers||27||—|
|18||Andre Dawkins||Texas Legends||22||—|
|19||Toure Murry||Sioux Falls Skyforce||19||24|
|20||Rodney McGruder||Sioux Falls Skyforce||16||—|
|21||Josh Childress||Texas Legends||16||Inactive|
|22||Darington Hobson||Santa Cruz Warriors||12||23|
|23||Treveon Graham||Idaho Stampede||11||—|
|24||Corey Walden||Maine Red Claws||8||—|
|25||Terrico White||Bakersfield Jam||4||—|
Others receiving votes*: Nick Minnerath (Canton Charge) 2, Tu Holloway (Texas Legends) 1, Patrick Christopher (Iowa Energy) 1
*Note: Jeff Ayres (Los Angeles D-Fenders), Jared Cunningham (Idaho Stampede), Tim Frazier (Maine Red Claws) and Xavier Munford (Bakersfield Jam) also received votes before being called up on Wednesday.
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