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 18 (March 15)|
|1||Pierre Jackson||Texas Legends||121||1|
|2||Anthony Brown||Erie BayHawks||111||4|
|3||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||111||2|
|4||Abdel Nader||Maine Red Claws||107||3|
|5||Quinn Cook||Canton Charge||103||Inactive|
|6||Eric Moreland||Canton Charge||90||6|
|7||Lorenzo Brown||Grand Rapids Drive||86||7|
|8||Keith Benson||Sioux Falls Skyforce||85||5|
|9||Jabari Brown||Santa Cruz Warriors||75||Inactive|
|10||Ray McCallum||Grand Rapids Drive||68||Inactive|
|11||Jalen Jones||Maine Red Claws||68||8|
|12||Dakari Johnson||Oklahoma City Blue||63||9|
|13||John Holland||Canton Charge||53||11|
|14||Elijah Millsap||Northern Arizona Suns||48||13|
|15||Ben Gordon||Texas Legends||47||10|
|16||Phil Pressey||Santa Cruz Warriors||45||18|
|17||Josh Magette||Los Angeles D-Fenders||39||14|
|18||Marcus Georges-Hunt||Maine Red Claws||35||19|
|19||Kalin Lucas||Erie BayHawks||31||—|
|20||Gary Neal||Reno Bighorns||30||17|
|21||Axel Toupane||Raptors 905||29||Inactive|
|22||Tyler Hansbrough||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||28||21|
|23||Aaron Harrison||Delaware 87ers||23||23|
|24||Jarell Eddie||Windy City Bulls||22||—|
|25||Kendall Marshall||Reno Bighorns||21||20|
Others receiving votes: Kevin Murphy (Grand Rapids Drive) 21, Cleanthony Early (Santa Cruz Warriors) 20, Russ Smith (Delaware 87ers) 19, Henry Sims (Salt Lake City Stars) 18, Cliff Alexander (Long Island Nets) 13, Orlando Johnson (Austin Spurs) 11, Will Bynum (Windy City Bulls) 6, Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 2, Reggie Williams (Oklahoma City Blue) 2, CJ Williams (Texas Legends) 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