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.



THE BUZZ

CHANGE AT THE TOP

With No. 1 Manny Harris headed to Turkey and the Sixers signing No. 2 Darius Johnson Odom and No. 5 James Nunnally, Kevin Murphy has assumed the throne as NBADLeague.com's No. 1 prospect. But the changes don't stop there. Newcomers Darius Morris and Lorenzo Brown step right into the Top 3, while three players fresh off 10-day contracts -- Reggie Williams, Adonis Thomas and Tony Mitchell -- infuse the rankings with NBA talent.

Call-Ups: DJO | Wright | Hamilton | Shakur | Nunnally



RISING FAST

No. 21 CRAIG SMITH -- F -- SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE

It was just two years ago that Smith was becoming a fan favorite in Portland as "The Rhino" off the bench. But the 6-7 beast of a power forward has been off the NBA map since after spending a season starring in Israel and China. A 55% shooter over six NBA seasons, Smith has already proven he can be a potent offensive option; now, at 30 years old, he's just waiting for another call.



TOP PERFORMANCE

No. 6 SHAWNE WILLIAMS -- MARCH 15 VS. CANTON

Minus veteran running mates Terrence Williams and Manny Harris, it was up to Shawne Williams to lead the D-Fenders against one of the league's top defensive teams in Canton. And due in large part to Williams' monster game -- 34 points, including five three-pointers, 7 rebounds, 5 blocks and no turnovers -- L.A.'s high-powered offense didn't miss a beat in a 130-98 rout.



SEEING IS BELIEVING

The Prospect Watch's fastest riser over the past month, Willie Reed just keeps raising the bar for his game. On Monday he turned in his most dominant outing of the season, scoring 20 points and grabbing a franchise-record 24 rebounds in a 112-103 win over Erie. He's now averaging a league-best 14.1 boards, plus 19.5 points on 59% shooting, over the past month.



PROSPECTS IN


Darius Morris
Rank: 2

Lorenzo Brown
Rank: 3

Reggie Williams
Rank: 7

Adonis Thomas
Rank: 13

Craig Smith
Rank: 20

Tony Mitchell
Rank: 25

Jerel McNeal
Rank: 26


PROSPECTS OUT


Manny Harris
Rank: 1

D. Johnson-Odom
Rank: 2

James Nunnally
Rank: 5

Chris Wright
Rank: 17

K.C. Rivers
Rank: 25

Scott Suggs
Rank: 29

J. Southerland
Rank: 30


KNOCKING ON THE DOOR

JOSH AKOGNON -- G -- DELAWARE

Four years ago, it was tough to know what to make of the 5-11 scoring machine coming out of Cal State Fullerton. Akognon averaged 20+ points in each of his two seasons there, but also averaged less than two assists. Yet between three stints in China, the 28-year-old earned a Call-Up to the Mavericks last year, and in his return with Delaware this season has shown progress as a point guard: 29 assists, 10 turnovers in his last four games.



COACH'S CORNER

WARRIORS COACH CASEY HILL ON CAMERON JONES

"I think he gets overlooked massively. You have to know him and understand what he can do to really understand that he's an NBA player. He cares, he wants to win, he's plays hard, he's a great defender and he can really score. Everyone that comes to watch him play loves him. And I don't ever really have to worry about him getting tired in a game."





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