Here are RidiculousUpside.com's selections for all-NBADL Rookie Teams from the 2014-15 minor league season.
Point Guard: Bryce Cotton, Austin Spurs
Crafted in an similar mold to former D-League superstar Andrew Goudelock, former Spurs guard Bryce Cotton might have been the most explosive scorer in the NBADL prior to his Jazz call-up. With Austin, Cotton averaged 22.4 points on 47% from the field, 45% from the perimeter and 90% from the charity stripe. Although he wasn't the finest distributor in the league, as he averaged 4.6 assists per game, the Spurs were 25-9 when Cotton was with the team.
Shooting Guard: Jabari Brown, Los Angeles D-Fenders
On a LA D-Fenders squad that has featured notable NBA prospects Roscoe Smith, Vander Blue and Jamaal Franklin, it was impressive to see that Jabari Brown was never lost in the shuffle. In fact, the 6'5 guard was able to etch his name among the league's best by averaging 24.4 points (45% from the field and 39% from deep).
That consistent play ultimately lead Brown to getting a 10-day deal with the LA Lakers where he's currently averaging 9.3 points per game on 42% shooting.
Small Forward: Roscoe Smith, Los Angeles D-Fenders
While the D-Fenders were never able to get out of first gear (they finished the season with a poor 17-33 record), Smith got off to a hot start and never looked back. For the season, the young gun averaged 18.1 points (53% from the field), and 11 rebounds.
Power Forward: James Michael McAdoo, Santa Cruz Warriors
The story of James McAdoo has probably been the most recent example of how important that the NBADL can be for players. After not being picked in the 2014 NBA Draft, McAdoo made his way to the Santa Cruz Warriors where he made an immediate impact. With Santa Cruz, McAdoo averaged 19.5 points (57.5% from the field and 68% from the FT line), 8.7 boards and 2 steals. During that time, he exhibited himself as one of the most destructive dribble penetrators in the NBADL, as he gave the D-League some of its most electrifying dunks.
That performance helped push McAdoo to a contract with the Golden State Warriors, where he's had a handful of solid performances.
Center: Khem Birch, Sioux Falls Skyforce
Though Birch didn't put up the eye-popping stats as Benimon, he stood as a pretty solid two-way front-court player. On the offensive end, Birch averaged 11.2 points (on 70% from the field) and 9.7 rebounds (3.5 offensive boards) per game. Meanwhile on the defensive end, he averaged 1.8 blocks while also being one of the main cogs behind them being one of the better defenses in the D-League.
RU's All-NBADL Rookie Second Team:
PG: Semaj Christon, Oklahoma City Blue
SG: Andre Dawkins, Sioux Falls Skyforce
SF: David Wear, Reno Bighorns
PF: Jerrelle Benimon, Idaho Stampede
C: Sim Bhullar, Reno Bighorns
RU's All-NBADL Rookie Third Team:
PG: David Stockton, Reno Bighorns
SG: Drew Crawford, Erie BayHawks
SF: CJ Fair, Fort Wayne Mad Ants
PF: Shawn Jones, Sioux Falls Skyforce
C: Talib Zanna, Oklahoma City Blue