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The Prospect Pyramid: Ridiculous Upside's NBA D-League Center Rankings (1/21 Update)

RidiculousUpside.com recently unveiled our new NBA D-League player positional rankings, also known as "The Prospect Pyramid." Take a look below for the latest update on where each of the up and coming centers of the league sit.

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RidiculousUpside.com recently unveiled our new NBA D-League player positional rankings, also known as "The Prospect Pyramid." Here's how the centers stack up after week two.

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1) Hilton Armstrong, Santa Cruz Warriors: An NBA veteran of over 270 contests, Armstrong continues to stand tall as the best big man in the D-League. It's only a matter of time before he reaches that next level yet again.

2013-14 Stats: 14.8 points (55% from the field, 0% from deep), 2.5 assists, 8.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 2.1 blocks

2) Jarvis Varnado, Iowa Energy: It's not everyday you see an NBA champion making the rounds in the D-League. But if Varnado's recent defensive prowess is any indication, he won't be in the minor league much longer.

2013-14 Stats: 14.3 points (50% from the field, 0% from deep), 0.9 assists, 11.7 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 5.0 blocks

3) Melvin Ely, Texas Legends: This NBA vet continues to awe, and is staying consistent in hopes of proving he still has what it takes to compete in The Association, even after all these years.

2013-14 Stats: 17.0 points (60% from the field, 0% from deep), 5.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.4 blocks

4) Justin Hamilton, Sioux Falls Skyforce: Hamilton's balanced production has been a welcome surprise in Sioux Falls, but what isn't a surprise is how well the team is doing because of it. This big man has made quite the impact thus far.

2013-14 Stats: 18.8 points (48% from the field, 37% from deep), 1.5 assists, 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1.9 blocks

5) Brian Butch, Bakersfield Jam: Butch struggled this week and his production dipped just a bit as Bakersfield racked up a handful of losses this week.

2013-14 Stats: 12.8 points (46% from the field, 36% from deep), 1.7 assists, 9.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks

6) Ty Walker, Maine Red Claws: Walker continued to crash the boards at an efficient rate this past week, despite playing limited minutes along the way.

2013-14 Stats: 6.7 points (63% from the field, 0% from deep), 0.8 assists, 7.7 rebounds, and 0.5 steals, and 3.5 blocks

7) Mickell Gladness, Reno Bighorns: What you see is what you get from Gladness. Unfortunately, what one could see this past week was a center unable to assert himself much to make his presence known.

2013-14 Stats: 8.9 points (60% from the field, 0% from deep), 0.3 assists, 6.9 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 2.1 blocks