Anthony Oliva, NBADLeague.com
Once each week, NBADLeague.com will update the Prospect Watch, our list of the top 30 Prospects in the NBA D-League. Our rankings are a combination of upside and experience, potential and production. The rankings are compiled by the editors at NBADLeague.com.
POINT GUARDS RISING
Last week, it was an influx of big men that was the story. This week, with three point guards jumping into the Top 10 and displaying NBA-ready skills -- Idaho's Pierre Jackson (scoring at will), Delaware's Kendall Marshall (improved shooting touch) and Santa Cruz's Seth Curry (distributing the ball) -- it's all about the little guys.
No. 5 KENDALL MARSHALL -- PG -- DELAWARE 87ers
Marshall signed with Delaware on Dec. 3 and made an immediate impact by finishing a rebound shy of a triple-double (31 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds) in his debut against RGV on Dec. 5. In all, Marshall is dishing (9.0 assists/game) and swishing (11-for-20 from 3-point range) while leading Delaware to a 2-1 record since he arrived.
No. 2 PIERRE JACKSON -- DEC. 6. VS. SPRINGFIELD
Jackson has established himself as one of the league's most explosive scorers. On Dec. 6, the 42nd pick in the 2013 NBA Draft went off for an NBA D-League season-high 43 points on 15-for-25 shooting, including hitting six of his 10 attempts from 3-point range. Amongst Prospects, that Baylor product is currently leading the league in scoring (28.6 points/game).
SEEING IS BELIEVING
All season long we have been touting the world class athleticism of No. 4 Prospect Chris Wright. Take a look at this dunk he had against Idaho to see a small preview of what we've been talking about.
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KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
JOSH MAGETTE -- G -- LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS
There are plenty of high-profile names in L.A. this year, but Magette's shooting touch and control are starting to open some eyes. He's hit 50 percent (11-for-22) of his 3-point attempts this season and is fourth in the league in assist/turnover ratio (4.14). His minutes have increased, and if that correlates with an increase in production, the Alabama-Huntsville product may find himself in the top 30.