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. Only Call-Up eligible players will be ranked. The rankings are compiled by the editors at NBADLeague.com.
JACKSON BACK TO NO. 1; SPOT UP FOR GRABS
Despite missing a game due to injury and only scoring 15 points in his return (off the bench), Jackson is still the league's most explosive scorer (29.2 points/game). That said, the rest of the top 10, including scorers like Springfield's Darius Johnson-Odom and Los Angeles' Terrence Williams, that have plenty of NBA experience on their resume, are creeping up quick.
No. 8 TERRENCE WILLIAMS -- G -- LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS
With Manny Harris now playing for the Lakers, Terrence Williams has become the focal point of the D-Fenders' offense and he has raised his game. In the three games since Harris' Call-Up, Williams is averaging 19.3 points and 8.0 assists per night. For someone already with an NBA pedigree, that kind of production could very well lead to a GATORADE Call-Up.
No. 26 DEE BOST -- JAN. 18 VS. SANTA CRUZ
Arguably the league's top distributor -- he's averaging an NBA D-League best 8.0 per game -- the only thing stopping Bost from being on this list earlier was his shot -- he shooting only 34.1 percent on the year. On January 18, however, Bost put it all together and stepped back to hit seven 3-pointers on his way to 30 points. True to form, he also added seven assists and six rebounds.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Troy Daniels, the sharpshooting No. 13 Prospect, can...dunk? Daniels takes 80 percent of his shots from 3-point range and hits a league-high 5.5 per game, but in a game where he scored 34 points (5-for-11 from 3-point range), Daniels showed the crowd that he has hops, too. Seeing truly is believing.
KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
SCOTT MACHADO-- G -- SANTA CRUZ
On reputation alone, Scott Machado might deserve a top-30 ranking, but the former Houston Rocket guard who played 28 games in the NBA D-League last year is going to have to play his way into the Prospect Watch. A true point guard that was a key player on Santa Cruz's team last year, that went all the way to NBA D-League Finals, Machado has 18 points and 14 assists in his first two games, but he's hit only five of his 20 shots from the floor.