Brian Kotloff, NBADLeague.com
Once each week, NBADLeague.com will update the Prospect Watch presented by BBVA Compass, our list of the top 30 Prospects in the NBA D-League. Our rankings are a combination of upside and experience, potential and production. Only Call-Up eligible players will be ranked. The rankings are compiled by the editors at NBADLeague.com.
HEADING DOWN THE STRETCH
With the entire NBA family on break, there wasn't much time for the NBA D-League's Top Prospects to change their stock over the past week. But if anything, All-Star Weekend represented a chance for the entire crop of NBA hopefuls to recharge and get ready for crunch time. After Friday's trade deadline, the bell will ring on another fight for roster spots. Expect to see several guys on this list -- including, potentially, No. 1 Pierre Jackson -- in NBA uniforms soon.
No. 26 TINY GALLON -- F -- DELAWARE 87ERS
Lost in the shuffle of last week's Prospect Watch overhaul was Gallon's first appearance in the rankings. He's faced a lot of bumps in the road for a 23-year-old, but now he's turning into the player many expected him to be coming out of Oak Hill Academy. Gallon's been the league's best offensive big man since mid-January, averaging 21.9 points (58.5% FG) and 11.3 rebounds over his last 13 games while playing 30.8 minutes per game.
No. 7 JAMES NUNNALLY -- FEB. 12 VS. FORT WAYNE
The night before being named an All-Star, Nunnally played like one. His outburst against the Mad Ants -- 43 points on 15/24 shooting, including 31 points on 12/16 in the first half -- was particularly stunning because most of those buckets came within the flow of the offense. But Nunnally showed that even if he's not the Pierre Jackson-Manny Harris type in terms of breaking down defenders with the ball in his hands all game, he can still catch fire with the best of them.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Regardless of what transpired in the NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire, Pierre Jackson's New Orleans debut was going to be the story of the weekend. But not only did P-Jax feel the love of "The Big Easy," he also stole the show on the court with 30 points and eight assists in 25 minutes. The little man's game is made for All-Star Weekend, as you can see:
KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
KHALIF WYATT -- G -- SPRINGFIELD
Wyatt nearly made his hometown Sixers out of training camp, but missed the cut and headed to China, where he was averaging 14.6 points per game. A classic tough, hard-nosed Philly-bred guard, he built himself into one of the most lethal scorers in the Atlantic 10 during his junior and senior seasons at Temple -- and should step right into Springfield as a similar force following Monday's trade.