It's a slow Raptors news day, so I was taking a ginger stroll onto ESPN website and decided to check to see there progress on their feeble attempt to rank the top 500 players in the NBA. Our boy J-V (who coincidentally has the same initials as me) is plugged in at the #313th spot in a tie with Jan Vesely (there are those damn initials again!!) I realize that ESPN is just using this ranking as a filler while the lockout is in effect, but you would think they would try to put a little more effort into it.
ESPNs take "Valanciunas averaged 23 and 14 in the U-19 FIBA tournament this summer. Expect his ranking to jump at least 100 spots by the next #NBARank."