Tim Plummer and EJ Williams are among those prospects hoping for selections in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft later this month, RidiculousUpside.com has learned.
Plummer, a point guard who finished up his collegiate career at Fayetteville State, played alongside fellow North Carolina product, former Idaho Stampede swingman (and fellow potential draftee hopeful, once again) Tyrrel Tate. As a senior, Plummer went on to average 11.1 points, on 43% from the field, and 1.7 steals per contest in 2012.
Still, Plummer's passion for the game hasn't wavered. Most recently, he could be found playing with the Bull City Legacy, a minor league team based out of North Carolina that plays in the Tobacco Road Basketball League out of Durham. The guard helped his team achieve a respectable 7-5 record.
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On the flip side, Williams, also a floor general, is even more fresh off the collegiate circuit, having closed out his senior campaign at Minot State in 2014. The young gun posted numbers similar to that of Plummer in his senior year, but proved to be just a bit more explosive with 14.8 points per contest.
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Each respective guard has confidence and plays with aggression. They have relatively strong instincts and high basketball IQs, knowing full well when to take advantage of a promising path to the basket, exploding to the rim and finishing strong against opposing defenders.
And as the guards keep their eyes peeled on potentially playing at the next level as professionals in the D-League, they've made the smart decision of enlisting one of the greats for help. As teams prepare their respective draft boards for this coming Halloween, Plummer and Williams have stayed in shape and sharpened their games by working with long-time D-League coach and champion Bob MacKinnon. They've worked out alongside Tate, as well as a handful of other potential minor league prospects under Coach MacKinnon's tutelage.
That alone should give them an immediate leg up on the competition, as other young guns hope for selections as well.