Each and every season, stud college athletes flock to the D-League after otherwise flying under the radar, all the while hoping to prove their worth on the professional level. Plenty of these young guns are able to capitalize on such opportunities, or merely garner consideration to do so, by demonstrating they can easily find their professional niche and make an universal impact.
With the D-League Draft now just but weeks away, color former North Carolina Central sharpshooter Anthony McDonald as a player hopeful of doing the same in the near future. A source confirms with RidiculousUpside.com that McDonald's contract with the league is signed and he's eligible to be selected on October 31st. Our buddy Chris Reichert had it first.
While helping NC Central to a 16-0 conference record, McDonald went on to begin proving himself as one of the more consistent shooters from beyond the arc. He converted on 105 three-point field goals at NCC last season, which represented a top-ten mark in the country. His 3.1 daggers from deep per game was also a top-ten mark. He averaged 12.9 points.
As McDonald hopes to follow in the footsteps of the bevy of other young sharpshooters who eventually paved their way to the NBA or perhaps overseas instead via the D-League, he'll have to make it his mission to remain just as formidable as he was in college from downtown. If he's able to serve as a constant threat, he'll continue to keep opposing defenses on their toes.