From January 10th through the 13th, all 26 G League teams spent their time trying to stay warm in Mississaugua, Ontario as they competed in the 14th annual NBA G League Showcase. As the marquee event of the year, prospects all over the G League used those four days to try to strut their stuff in front of NBA scouts in an attempt to either to get a shot in the Association with either a two-way or 10-day contract.
Although there were a cornucopia of players that impressed during this event, Ridiculous Upside is proud to announce the fifteen standouts from the 2018 NBA G League Showcase. The criteria behind these picks had more to do with that player’s overall efficiency than with whether his team won or loss. While winning is obviously an important part of the G League, it takes a step back in an event like this that is heavily player-oriented. To help give as many G League players and teams some shine, we’ve limited these lists to just one prospect per team. After our picks for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd team, we’ll give you some honorable mentions of players that didn’t quite make the final cut.
In addition to that, we’ve also cared an All-Assignee team to celebrate the prospects that shined in the Showcase that were on a standard NBA deal at the time of that event.
Ridiculous Upside’s All-NBA G League Showcase 1st Team
Christian Wood (Delaware 87ers) - 24.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks per game on 57% from the field and 43% from 3
Joel Bolomboy (Wisconsin Herd) - 25.5 points, 13 rebounds on 73% from the field
Johnathan Motley (Texas Legends) - 23.5 points, 16 rebounds, 3 rebounds, 3.5 blocks per game on 50% shooting
Daniel Hamilton (Oklahoma City Thunder) - 20.5 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, 1.5 steals per game on 46% from the field
Antonio Blakeney (Windy City Bulls) - 32.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.5 steals per game on 50% from the field
Ridiculous Upside’s All-NBA G League Showcase 2nd Team
Erik McCree (Salt Lake City Stars) - 25 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 steals on 54% from field and 61% from 3
Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves) - 22.5 points, 14.5 rebounds 3 assists, 1.5 steals and 2 blocks per game on 65% from the field
Kennedy Meeks (Raptors 905) - 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game on 43% from the field
Quinn Cook (Santa Cruz Warriors) - 17 points, 10.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds on 41% from the field
RJ Hunter (RGV Vipers) - 21.5 points, 2 steals per game on 47% from the field and 42% from beyond the arc.
Ridiculous Upside’s All-NBA G League Showcase 3rd Team
LaDontae Henton (AC Clippers) - 24 points, 5 rebounds on 46% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc.
Jaron Blossomgame (Austin Spurs) - 20 points and 6.5 rebounds on 50% from the field
Luke Kornet (Westchester Knicks) - 20.5 points, 8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game on 53% from the field and 50% from 3
Aaron Harrison (Reno Bighorns) - 21 points, 4 assists per game on 47% from the field and 44% from 3
Jaylen Morris (Erie Bayhawks) - 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2 steals per game on 71% from field and 50% from 3
All-Assignee Team: Damyean Dotson (New York/Westchester Knicks), Demetrius Jackson ( Houston Rockets/RGV Vipers), Khem Birch (Orlando/Lakeland Magic), Bruno Caboclo (Toronto Raptors/Raptors 905), Thomas Bryant (Los Angeles/South Bay Lakers)
Honorable Mentions: Jeremy Senglin (Long Island Nets), LJ Peak & Anthony Bennett (Maine Red Claws), Xavier Munford (Wisconsin Herd), Raphiael Putney & Jeremy Hollowell (Erie Bayhawks), JaCorey Williams (Canton Charge), James Southerland (Santa Cruz Warriors), Austin Nichols & Trahson Burrell (Memphis Hustle), Lorenzo Brown (Raptors 905), Darrun Hilliard & Livio Jean-Charles (Austin Spurs), Jaylen Johnson (Windy City Bulls), Jakarr Sampson (Reno Bighorns), Alex Caruso (South Bay Lakers)