Brian Kotloff, NBADLeague.com
Once each week, NBADLeague.com will update the Prospect Watch, our list of the top 30 Prospects in the NBA D-League. Our rankings are a combination of upside and experience, potential and production. The rankings are compiled by the editors at NBADLeague.com.
TOP 5 RESHUFFLED
With the No. 4 and 6 Prospects -- point guards Kendall Marshall and Seth Curry -- earning GATORADE Call-Ups in the past week, the top of the board has a new look. Devin Ebanks has vaulted himself to the No. 1 spot after catching fire as Texas' new go-to guy and high-upside center Dewayne Dedmon has rebounded his way to No. 3 with his sixth and seventh straight double-doubles for Santa Cruz.
No. 10 REGGIE WILLIAMS -- F -- TULSA 66ERS
The last time Williams played in the NBA D-League -- with Sioux Falls during the 2009-10 season -- he averaged 26.4 points on 58% shooting over 31 spectacular games, then 15.2 points in 24 games for the Golden State Warriors after his Call-Up. So don't expect his stay to be long; at 27 with three-point range, he's clearly still on the NBA radar: The Rockets signed him to a multi-year deal during the offseason and cut him two days before their season opener.
No. 1 DEVIN EBANKS -- DEC. 20 VS. ERIE
Since Chris Douglas-Roberts' GATORADE Call-Up, Ebanks has unleashed his newfound three-point stroke on the rest of the league. Against the BayHawks on Friday, the forward -- who entered the year shooting 13 for 52 from beyond the arc in 72 career pro games -- drilled eight threes for the second time in five games as part of his third 30+-point game over that stretch. He added seven rebounds, three assists and four steals.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
The 117-115 shootout between the Mad Ants and Energy on Thursday featured starring performances from three Top Prospects: No. 4 Jarvis Varnado posted 23 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks for Iowa, while No. 18 Othyus Jeffers put up 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. But No. 26 Ron Howard, the Fort Wayne veteran, had the final say, hitting the buzzer-beating, game-winning jumper for his 23rd and 24th points on the night. Check out the highlights:
KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
SCOTT SUGGS -- G -- ERIE
The best way to find the NBA radar is to shoot your way onto it, and Suggs did just that by sinking 9 of 18 from deep over the weekend. The 6-6, classic 2-guard has blossomed as Erie's lone long-range sniper, evolving from a role player at Washington to an efficient scorer at the next level (16.1 ppg, 60.2 eFG%). Most impressively, he's been on-point from every area of the court, shooting particularly well from the wings and corners.