Pierre Jackson vs. Manny Harris: Tale of the Tape

A week ago we brought you a tongue-in-cheek look at how Pierre Jackson compared to NBA counterpart Kevin Durant in the wake of his historic 58-point game.

Now it gets serious.

On Wednesday, as the perfect prelude to All-Star Weekend, the two men who have been duking it out for not just the NBA D-League scoring crown, but also the title of "Top Prospect in the NBA D-League" will go toe-to-toe for the first time in more than a month. While Jackson, the current No. 1 Prospect and Manny Harris, the on-his-heels No. 2 Prospect, have met three times already, the stakes have clearly been raised after the Michigan Mamba's right-back-at-you 56-point, 15-rebound explosion in his return from the Lakers on Saturday (picking which game was more dominant is a debate for another day).

And P-Jax must have a bad taste in his mouth entering the showdown. He's coming off his worst outing of the season in Santa Cruz last night (2/19, 6 points) and has lost and struggled in all three matchups with Harris this season. (Jackson's lone win against the D-Fenders came after Harris' Call-Up to the Lakers, and he missed another Idaho-L.A. game due to injury.) On Tuesday, Jackson responded to the latest NBADLeague.com Prospect Watch rankings by tweeting that we can give the No. 1 spot to Harris, but there's no doubt both will be on a mission on Wednesday night in L.A.

Without further ado, the numbers:

NicknameP-JaxMichigan Mamba
TeamIdaho StampedeLos Angeles D-Fenders
Prospect Watch RankingNo. 1No. 2
Drafted42nd (2013)Undrafted (2010)
Scoring Average29.631.7
Field Goal %45.248.2
3-Point Shooting35.5% (3.0/8.5)29.8% (1.7/5.6)
Free-Throw Shooting74.0% (6.0/8.1)87.8% (8.6/9.8)
True Shooting %56.260.1
Usage Rate29.9%31.0%
30-Point Games14 (in 30 games)8 (in 15 games)
40-Point Games64
Single-Game High5856
Head-to-Head0-3, 23.0 ppg, 38%3-0, 33.7 ppg, 52%

Highlights from the top two individual scoring efforts in NBA D-League history: