As some of last season's top D-League athletes ponder and/or pull the trigger on decisions to play overseas next season, fresh faces are also looking to make the same decision in the weeks ahead.
With that in mind, Rysheed Jordan, a point guard who played for St. John's University, is considering playing in the D-League (or overseas) next season.
"I don't know yet. It's either overseas or the D-League, two options," he told CityofBasketballLove.com. "It depends whether I would prefer to go far or stay local."
Similar to the likes of PJ Hairston, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and Jamal Jones in seasons before him, Jordan is looking to play professional basketball before officially declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft next summer.
As far as staying close to home and playing locally is concerned, it's a strategy that could bode well for Jordan. Playing in the D-League would allow him to strut his stuff in front of NBA level executives on a nightly basis, much more so than heading abroad and going out of sight (and likely out of mind) would seem to.
It'll be interesting to see what his choice is. Playing overseas would obviously net him more immediate income as a potential short-gain, but playing in the D-League would obviously aid his long-term basketball career goals a little bit more.
Jordan isn't likely to be the only youngster to make such a decision leading up to next summer's rookie draft. Other talents will also likely turn up in the D-League hoping to do the same thing.