Marquette NBA D-League update

When I was updating the former player lists on Twitter last week, it came to my attention that Vander Blue still has Paint Touches blocked on Twitter. Still not sure why, but that did get me thinking about other Marquette alumni in the NBA D-League, who toil in near anonymity. I haven’t seen any of them play, so I can’t really say much in terms of analysis. Rather, here’s a little roundup of what Google can tell us.

CaptureJamil Wilson – Bakersfield Jam

9 pts, 5.7 rebs, 2.4 ast

Jamil’s stats are fairly pedestrian by D-League standards and he seems to have hit a bit of a roadbump the past week. After posting a career high 22 points in 38 minutes (on 20 shots) his playing time has been steadily reduced. He went from 32 minutes, to 23, down to 15 last night, going scoreless in the past two games. Here is a link to his shot chart, which is pretty blah. It’s nice seeing 35 shots at the rim, though the percentage shot is not as nice. The NBA is a ways away at this point.


Vander Blue – Los Angeles D-Fenders
12.4 pts, 4.1 rebs, 3.6 ast

Vander broke into the NBA with the Celtics last season on a 10-day contract, but wasn’t able to stick around and finished the year in the D-League. Though there has been much more stability in his locale this season, his production hasn’t reaped the benefits. His points and rebounds are down from his D-League numbers last year, and his LA team is only 2-9. He has had some highlight real plays, but only topped 20 points twice this season.

 Vander Blue – Westchester Knicks
12.6 pts, 2.9 rebs, 1.3 ast

Mayo’s stats in his D-League rookie campaign have pretty much aligned to those at Marquette. He is looking to shoot first, second and third, scoring in double digits in six of nine games. And although he’s had tremendous success at the rim, his shot is not falling anywhere else. He did lead the team to the franchise’s first win back in November (video below), but the NBA is not even close to an option quite yet.

That’s it for D-Leaguers. Trent Lockett decided to play in Germany this season, Jerel McNeal went to Seville in Spain, Davante Gardner is succeeding in France while DJO and Junior Cadougan replaced Travis Diener in Italy, though not on the same team. The biggest questions are Dwight Buycks, who bought out his guaranteed contract in Valencia to come back to the states but hasn’t signed with the NBA or the D-League. Lazar Hayward was preparing to go overseas as of September, but he is not on any foreign roster at this point in time. 

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