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2016 NBA D-League Draft Big Board: Top 50 NBADL Draft Prospects

In the build up to Sunday’s NBADL Draft, editor Dakota Schmidt takes a look at the top 50 NBADL prospects.

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The 2016 NBA D-League Draft will take place on Sunday, October 30th at 2pm EST/1 pm CST.

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In the meantime, here’s a look at our NBADL Draft big board featuring our top 50 prospects:

  1. Anthony Brown - 34th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Played seven games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2015-16, where he averaged 14.6 points and 4 rebounds per game on 39% from the field.
  2. Travis Leslie - 47th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Was a 2013 NBA D-League All-Star with the Santa Cruz Warriors, where he averaged 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds per game on 49% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc.
  3. Shannon Brown - 25th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Spent nine years in the NBA where he played with Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix, New York, San Antonio and Miami.
  4. Tiny Gallon - 47th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Spent three previous seasons in the NBADL, which included a 2013-14 stint with the Delaware 87ers 18.9 points, 9.1 rebounds on 56% from the field.
  5. Kareem Canty - Former point guard at Marshall and Auburn. During his 2015-16 season at Auburn, Canty averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 assists on 40% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc.
  6. Sterling Gibbs - Former point guard at Texas, Seton Hall and Connecticut. Had his best time during his stint at Seton Hall, which included a 2014-15 performance where he averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 assists per game on 43% from the field and 44% from beyond the arc. That led to him being named All-Big East Second Team in 2014-15.
  7. Alex Hamilton - 6’4 guard that spent four years at Louisiana Tech. During his final season with the team, Hamilton averaged 19.8 points, 6.2 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2 steals per game. That performance allowed him to be C-USA Player of the Year.
  8. Keith Hornsby - 6’4 guard that spent his junior and senior season at LSU. During his two seasons at LSU, Hornsby averaged around 13.2 points on 45% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc.
  9. Goodluck Okonoboh - UNLV alum and 6’10 center that stood as one of the best defenders in the Mountain West. During his two seasons with UNLV, Okonoboh averaged 2.6 blocks per game.
  10. Chris Horton- 6’8 forward that spent his college career at Austin Peay. During his senior season, Horton averaged 18.8 points, 12 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.4 steals per game on 59% from the field. That senior season allowed him to be All-OVC First Team.
  11. Shonn Miller - The 6’7 Miller spent his college career with Cornell and Connecticut. During his time with Cornell, Miller was twice named to the All-Ivy First Team. His best year at the school came during his junior year where he averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game on 47% from the field. Miller still had success after transferring to UConn, where he put up 12.3 points and 5 rebounds per game on 57% from the field.
  12. Brannen Greene - Greene is a University of Kansas alum and former McDonald’s All-American. The 6’8 Greene is best known for his work as a perimeter marksman, as he shot 42% from beyond the arc during his time at Kansas.
  13. Max Hooper - 6’6 guard that spent his college career with Harvard, St. John’s and Oakland. Had his best year as a senior with Oakland where he averaged 10.7 points per game on 45% from beyond the arc. Didn’t shoot a single shot from inside the perimeter.
  14. Wally Niang- Niang is a 20-year-old 6’9 forward that spent the last two seasons playing with MoraBanc Andorra and Movistar Estudiantes of the Spanish ACB league. Niang is one of two NBADL Draft prospects that are eligible for future NBA Drafts.
  15. Rashad McCants - 14th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Spent four seasons in the NBA, which included a 2007-08 season where he averaged 14.8 points on 45% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc.
  16. Shevon Thompson - Thompson is a 7-foot center that spent his junior and senior season at George Mason. As a senior, Thompson averaged 9.9 points and 10.6 rebounds on 57% from beyond the arc.
  17. Bobby Ray Parks - Parks is a 6’4 Filipino guard that spent part of the 2015-16 season with the Texas Legends. Despite only averaging 4.5 points per game with Texas, he’s shown some flashes of being a guard with quick handles that can drive his way towards the rim.
  18. Chauncey Collins - Collins is a 6-foot guard that spent two seasons with the TCU Horned Frogs. His best season came as a sophomore where he put up 12.2 points on 39% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc. Left the university after that sophomore season to pursue a pro career.
  19. LaDonte Henton - Henton is a former Providence wing that averaged 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds on 45% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc in 2014-15. After leaving Providence, Henton went to the Philippines to play with the Alaska Aces. With the Aces, Henton put up 31.5 points and 12 rebounds per game on 51% from the field and 42% from beyond the arc.
  20. Amjyot Singh - Amjyot Singh is a 6’8 Indian guard that has spent the last four years with the Indian National Team. Singh really shined during the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship where he put up 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game on 43% from the field.
  21. Davonte Lacy - Lacy is a 6’4 guard guard that spent his college career with Washington State. During his four year stint with the team, Lacy put up 13.3 points per game on 40% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc. Those numbers allowed Lacy to be on the All-Pac-12 First Team during his senior season in 2014-15.
  22. T.J Price - As a 6’4 guard, Price spent his entire college career with Western Kentucky. While at the school, Price shined as a terrific perimeter threat. That’s easily apparent during his senior season, where he put up 17 points, 4 assists and .9 steals per game on 44% from the field and 41% from beyond the arc. Those numbers allowed Price to be on the Conference-USA All-Conference First team during his senior season.
  23. Dominic Woodson - The 6’10, 270 pound Woodson is entering the NBADL Draft after leaving school following the 2014-15 season with the Tennessee Volunteers. Prior to entering college, Woodson was a four-star prospect that played alongside current Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins.
  24. BJ Young. Despite only being 23, the 6’3 BJ Young has been a journeyman since leaving the University of Arkansas to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. After going undrafted, he’s spent time in the D-League, Georgia (the country) and Slovakia. Young did his best work in the D-League with the Delaware 87ers, where he averaged 14.2 points on 53% from the field.
  25. Aaron Thomas - Aaron Thomas is a 6’4 guard that spent his college career playing at Florida State. His best season came in 2014-15 where he put up 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game on 45% from the field. After leaving Florida State in 2015, Thomas went to Germany to play with USC Heidelberg. In eight games with that team, he put up 18.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.
  26. Roosevelt Jones - Jones is a Butler alum that had a fantastic four year career with the team. During his college career, Jones averaged 11 points, 3.4 assists and 1.06 steals per game on 45% from the field. That consistently allowed the 6’4 Jones to be named to All-Big East Second Team in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
  27. Chris Fowler - The 6’1 Fowler is your prototypical definition of a facilitator. During his senior season at Central Michigan, Fowler averaged 16.3 points and 5.9 assists per game on 45% from the field. Perhaps more impressive than those averages is how Fowler was able to maintain a 2.25 Ast/TO ratio.
  28. Michael Bryson - Bryson is a 6’4 guard that spent his college career at UC-Santa Barbara. During his senior season, Bryson averaged 18 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game on 48% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc. For a 6’4 guard, Bryson is a solid offensive rebounder, as he averaged 1.6 offensive boards during that senior season.
  29. Charles Mann - Mann is a 6’4 Georgia alum, that shined brightest during his senior year due to his perimeter prowess. That was most evident during his senior season where Mann put up 10.8 points and 2.7 assists per game on 40% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc.
  30. Marcus Posely - Sticking with intriguing guards, St. Bonnaventure alum Marcus Posely was one of the best mid-major guards during his college career. That was especially evident during his senior season, where he put tremendous numbers. Averaging 19.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game on 42% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc.
  31. Ameen Tanksley - The road through mid-major guards continue with 6’5 Hofstra alum Ameen Tanksley. Like Posely, Tanksley stood out as one of the better mid-major guards during the 2015-16 season, where he put up 15.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game on 42% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc.
  32. Boris Dallo - Not to be confused with the current Jazz forward, Boris Dallo is a 22-year-old 6’5 French guard. Over the last few years, Dallo spent his time with KK Partizan and Antibes. In a limited role with Antibes, Dallo put up 5.1 points and 2 assists on 42% from the field on 21 minutes per game.
  33. Marqueze Coleman - Let’s continue looking through NBADL Draft eligible guards by looking at Nevada alum Marqueze Coleman. He impressed the most during his senior season where he averaged 15 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game on 41% from the field. Those numbers allowed him to being named to the Mountain West All-Conference Second Team.
  34. Quinton Chievous - The 6’6 Chievous might be one of the more under-the-radar prospects in this year’s draft as he was pretty phenomenal during his time at Hampton. That statement was most evident during his senior season where he averaged a double-double with 10 points and 10.7 rebounds on 57% from beyond the arc.
  35. Trahson Burrell - A 6’7 forward from Memphis, Trahson Burrell shined despite having a more limited role with the team. During his two years at the school, Burrell averaged 9.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on 44% from the field in 24 minutes per game. Burrell could potentially become a diamond in the rough player if an NBADL team can give him a shot.
  36. Anthony Beane- In a similar way to Quinton Chievous, Beane could be another under-the-radar prospect in this year’s D-League Draft. That confidence is due to him standing out as a solid player during his time at Southern Illinois. As a senior, Beane averaged 19.2 points on 43% from the field and 37% from beyond the arc, which allowed him to be Missouri Valley All-Conference First Team.
  37. Grandy Glaze - Despite having a name that sounds more like a type of donut than a basketball player, Glaze stands as a player that could be a solid D-Leaguer. During his lone season and Grand Canyon, Glaze impressed by nearly averaging a double-double with 14 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Glaze might impress the most as an offensive rebounder, as he averaged 2.3 offensive boards per game.
  38. Aaron Brown - An alum of Boston College, the 6’5 Brown stands as a pretty well-rounded offensive weapon. Standing 6’5 and 215 pounds, Brown has a strong frame that allows him to drive towards the paint and finish around traffic. Alongside that, he was a solid perimeter shooter, as he shot 35% from beyond the arc during his Boston College career.
  39. Akeem Richmond - If you’ve been following the D-League over the last few years, you probably know the name Akeem Richmond. That’s due to him spending two seasons in the NBADL with the RGV Vipers in 2014-15 and Reno Bighorns in 2015-16. During that season with Reno, Richmond stood out as a standout perimeter shooter, by shooting 47% from beyond the arc on 4.4 attempts per game.
  40. Aly Ahmed - One player that could eventually stand out as one of the biggest steals in this year’s NBADL Draft is former Cal State-Bakersfield forward Aly Ahmed. Standing as a 6’9, 250 pound forward, Ahmed impressed during his college career, especially in his senior season. During that season, he averaged 13 points and 6.2 rebounds per game on 47% from the field.
  41. Kourtlin Robinson - Although perimeter marksmen like Max Hooper will be at the tip of everyone’s tongue after Sunday’s draft, Kourtlin Robinson might end surprising those people when the season actually begins. After spending his first three seasons bouncing around to different schools like Minnesota State-Mankato, John Wood Community College and Iowa State, Robinson finally clung on with Southern Mississippi during his senior season. As a senior, Robinson impressed by putting up 14.5 points on 45% from the field and 44% from beyond the arc.
  42. DeAndre Mathieu - Standing at 5’9, Mathieu is by far the shortest player on this NBADL Draft big board. Despite his lack of size, there’s still plenty of reasons to be intrigued by Mathieu, as he had a pretty career with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. During his senior season with the team, Mathieu averaged 8.6 points, 4.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game as he shot 46% from the field.
  43. Ethan O’Day - Standing exactly one foot taller than Mathieu, the next player on the big board is 6’9 forward Ethan O’Day. Spending four seasons at Vermont, O’Day stood as a solid player throughout that time as he averaged 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.71 blocks per game. Those solid averages allowed him to be named to the All-America East First Team as a junior and All-American East Third Team as a senior.
  44. Ralph Sampson III - Another D-League veteran that’s looking to make his return to the NBADL is Ralph Sampson III. Since going undrafted in 2012, Sampson has spent time with two separate NBADL teams in the Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns. Sampson’s best play came during his time with Maine where he averaged 5.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in only 19 minutes per game. As he looks to make his return to the D-League, Sampson will look to transition from a reliable backup to a stable starting big.
  45. Naadir Tharpe - Following Sampson, Tharpe is another NBADL alum that will be looking to make his return to the NBA D-League. Last season, Tharpe played fourteen games with the LA D-Fenders, where he averaged 5.3 points and 3.4 assists per game on 40% from the field in 18 minutes per game. Heading into his second season, Tharpe will look to build off that performance to potentially become a starting D-League point guard.
  46. Dane Miller - Like Sampson and Tharpe, Dane Miller is another player looking to make his return to the NBADL. In a similar way to that duo, Miller has impressed during his D-League career, especially in the 2015-16 season. During that campaign, Miller averaged 7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. As former Ridiculous Upside editor Keith Schlosser recently tweeted, Miller does even better when you give him a bigger role.
  47. Kendall Williams - The 6’4 Kendall Williams will be entering the D-League Draft after spending the majority of the last two seasons away from the basketball landscape. Over the last two years, Williams has played 27 games in separate pro leagues in Italy and France. Prior to dip into relative obscurity, he stood out as one of the best players in the Mountain West during his stint with New Mexico. During his senior season with the team, Williams averaged 16 points, 5 assists and 1.6 steals per game on 43% from the field and 39% from beyond the arc. If he can transition that play into the D-League, Williams could be immediately back within the NBA landscape.
  48. Adam Woodbury - Woodbury is a 7’1 center that his entire college career with the Iowa Hawkeyes. During his time with the team, Woodbury mainly stood as a backup big but still impressed in that limited role. An example of that is seen during his senior season where he averaged 7.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game (3.1 offensive).
  49. Isiah Umipig - Despite having a small 6-foot frame, Isiah Umipig has developed a pretty big resume during his time at Seattle University and in Europe. During his senior season at Seattle, Umpigi averaged an impressive 17 points, 3.1 boards and 2.9 assists per game on 40% from the field and 41% from beyond the arc. He was able to carry over that impressive play to Europe and MBK Rieker Komarno of the Europe Cup. In six Europe Cup games, Umipig averaged 12.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game on 45% from the field and 48% from beyond the arc.
  50. Ian Chiles: The final player on this big board is also it’s tallest, with 7’2, 260 pound center Ian Chiles. Although he’s been unable to make much of a mark since graduating in 2014, he did impress during his time at Morgan State. During his senior season at Morgan State, Chiles averaged 15.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 blocks per game on 55% from the field.