The NBA D-League Virtual Scout

By Wesley Chism Jr., BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: December 3, 2009

SEATTLE (BASN) — Okay, smart guy, so you’re tired if asking the question “what in the world were they thinking?

Do you think that you’ve got all of the answers to your team’s problems and can identify talent when you see it?

Basketball fans all over the world will now have the opportunity to play the NBA D-League Virtual Scout Game.

It’s a one of a kind interactive fantasy game that launches today.

The game highlights the NBA D-League’s unique “Call-Up” system, which allows NBA teams to sign top NBA D-League performers to contracts.

NBA D-League Virtual Scout will allow players to:

Test their skills as an NBA scout by selecting five current NBA D-League players on a monthly basis who they think have the best opportunity to be called up to the NBA during each month of the season.

– Evaluate players with up-to-date statistics and video highlight packages posted on NBA.com/dleague to determine those that have the best shot to be the next NBA D-League GATORADE Call-Up.

The opportunity to win monthly prizes for picking GATORADE Call-Ups.

– Enter to win a grand-prize trip to watch NBA scouts and GM’s in action at the 2010 NBA Draft for one lucky participant at the end of the season.

“The NBA D-League plays an integral role in the journey of many future NBA stars,” said Dan Reed, President NBA Development League. “Last season alone, 20 percent or approximately one in five of all NBA players on season ending rosters had experience in our league.”

“This first-of-its-kind fantasy game is the perfect way to put the talent of NBA D-League players on display while giving fans an inside look at how the scouting and GATORADE Call-Up processes work.”

NBA D-League Virtual Scout players will be required to sign up for a free NBA All-Access Membership to participate. Users are eligible to sign up to play throughout the entire NBA D-League season.

Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast .

Oh, but wait there’s more!

Monthly prizes will be awarded, as well as one Grand Prize at the conclusion of the season–a trip to the 2010 NBA Draft, where the winner will sit with a professional scout.

Show me what you got.

Sign up and now at www.nba.com/dleague/fantasy.html to participate in the NBA D-League Virtual Scout.