2014 NBADLeague.com All-Showcase Teams
RENO, Nevada -- Five days and 16 games later, the 2014 NBA D-League Showcase presented by Samsung Galaxy has come to a close. And it didn't disappoint. From NBA Prospects on the cusp of a Call-Up to NBA assignees stretching their legs in the NBA D-League, there was no shortage of fireworks in Reno.
While it wasn't easy to narrow down the top performers over the course of the week -- and there were plenty of worthy candidates that did not even make this list -- the NBADLeague.com staff has compiled its All-Showcase Teams. These are the guys that showed themselves the best throughout the course of the week and, more importantly, showed scouts their full skillset.
Pierre Jackson | Shabazz Muhammad | Mo Charlo | Romero Osby | Jarvis Varnado
GUARD: PIERRE JACKSON
He started the week at No. 2 in our rankings and he made the only positive move he could've -- all the way up to No. 1. The 5-foot-11 guard proved why he's the NBA D-League's leading scorer by dropping 33 points (to go with eight assists) in his first game and then scoring 28, almost as if by accident, in his second game. Seeing him in person is believing.
GUARD: SHABAZZ MUHAMMAD
He was the most hyped player entering Reno and he lived up to it. Some pundits have already labeled him a bust, but in two games this week, he showed off the the right combination of desire and talent that could help him succeed on the next level for years to come. In two games, he scored 46 points in 49 minutes and also grabbed 18 rebounds.
FORWARD: MO CHARLO
The hometown hero played every bit the part and helped lead Reno to an impressive 2-0 campaign at Showcase. He scored 39 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in two games and displayed the hustle and passion that has made him a fan favorite at the Reno Events Center. He also stepped back to hit four of his eight attempts from behind the arc.
FORWARD: ROMERO OSBY
Since coming back from injury on Jan. 4, Osby has been the player that had him a top 15 Prospect to start the year. The 6-8 Mississippi State product displayed all the skills you need to be a productive power forward and more. He scored from the low block and also extended his range (he averaged 20.5 in two games), rebounded (8.0/game) and even showed command of the offense and dished (3.5 assists/game)
FORWARD: JARVIS VARNADO
Varnado showed that he could get it done on both ends this week and that's why he's on this list. In his first game in Reno he validated his reputation as the league's best rim protector with seven blocks, and on Thursday he chipped in on the offensive end, scoring 25 points on just 13 shots. If he proves a competent option on the offensive end, he can be an NBA rotation player.
|G||Chris Johnson||Rio Grande Valley|
|G||Ron Howard||Fort Wayne|
Dee Bost, Idaho
Seth Curry, Santa Cruz
Troy Daniels, Rio Grande Valley
Nando De Colo, Austin
Rudy Gobert, Bakersfield
Dennis Horner, Springfield
Darius Johnson-Odom, Springfield
Cameron Jones, Santa Cruz
Dallas Lauderdale, Idaho
Trey McKinney Jones, Fort Wayne
Chris Wright, Maine