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The Prospect Pyramid: Ridiculous Upside's NBA D-League Center Rankings (2/18 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."

This week, the continued impact and efforts of Sioux Falls' big man Justin Hamilton helps him leapfrog over a well-known NBA and D-League veteran. What's more, Dallas Lauderdale breaks onto our rankings for the first time this season.

Here's how the centers stack up after week six.

Editor's note: These rankings were completed before the expected call-up of Jarvis Varnado to the Chicago Bulls. Does his midlevel placement on our list beg the question as to whether or not there were better options out there?

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1) Dewayne Dedmon, Santa Cruz Warriors (Currently Rehabbing from Injury)

2013-14 Stats: 15.2 points (54% from the field, 0% from deep), 1.3 assists, 13.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.3 blocks

2) Justin Hamilton, Sioux Falls Skyforce

2013-14 Stats: 19.4 points (48% from the field, 37% from deep), 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and 2.0 blocks

3) Hilton Armstrong, Santa Cruz Warriors

2013-14 Stats: 13.1 points (56% from the field, 0% from deep), 2.0 assists, 7.4 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 1.9 blocks

4) Jarvis Varnado, Iowa Energy

2013-14 Stats: 14.1 points (50% from the field, 0% from deep), 0.8 assists, 11.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 4.7 blocks

5) Melvin Ely, Texas Legends

2013-14 Stats: 16.2 points (60% from the field, 0% from deep), 1.2 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks

6) Tim Ohlbrecht, Rio Grande Valley Vipers

2013-14 Stats: 12.5 points (53% from the field, 27% from deep), 0.9 assists, 7.1 rebounds, 0.4 steals, and 0.6 blocks

7) Dallas Lauderdale, Idaho Stampede

2013-14 Stats: 7.7 points (66% from the field, 0% from deep), 0.6 assists, 9.2 rebounds, and 0.3 steals, and 3.0 blocks