While it doesn’t have the glamour of the NBA Draft, the G League has a selection process all the same. The event involves more than the NBA’s two rounds (2016’s version had six rounds, for example), and teams can essentially pass on their picks. Ultimately, though, the result is the same: new players join the G League, and more specifically for our purposes, the Raptors 905.
Through four rounds of selections, the 905 added the following players:
LeRon Black — 25th pick, First Round
Black comes to the 905 as a 22-year-old, 6’7” and 220 pound swing man who played all four years of his college ball at Illinois. His senior year Black averaged 15.3 points and 5.2 boards, while shooting 55 percent from the field (and 51 percent from three on 1.4 attempts per game) in 25.5 minutes per game. This stats represent a significant jump from his first three years in college however. Black went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, but now he may have a shot.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright — 25th Pick, Second Round
Jackson-Cartwright’s vitals make it (sadly) easy to see why the NBA didn’t come calling: he’s 5’8” and 150 pounds. At 23 years old, he joins the 905 as another senior player, having spent four years with Arizona. Jackson-Cartright averaged 7.8 points and 4.5 assists per game his final year in school, playing 32 minutes per game at the point and putting in 42 percent of his threes (on 3.4 attempts). He also does not appear to have a first name.
Bryson Scott — 19th Pick (from OKC Blue), Third Round
And finally, Scott heads to Mississauga as a 24-year-old point guard, listed at 6’1” and 206 pounds. He spent two years at Purdue and another two at Fort Wayne, the second of which had him dropping 22.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 31.1 minutes per game. Scott shot 53 percent from the field, but a more modest 30 percent from deep on 5.1 attempts per game.
To all three I’d like to extend a hearty congratulations — and also: welcome to the Greater Toronto Area. Who knows how these three will fair in the G League, but having made it is no small thing.