In the latter weeks of the season, there's no doubt that as D-Leaguers rise up and earn themselves NBA gigs, they're often replaced on minor league rosters by respective alumni returning from international gigs.
From Matt Bouldin, Trey McKinney-Jones, to the likes of Dar Tucker and even Omar Reed, some of the more intriguing yet familiar faces have all returned from playing abroad or otherwise.
As fate would have it, Tucker, suiting up for the Reno Bighorns once again, recently turned in one of the best weeks had by any individual minor leaguer this entire season.
From March 22nd through March 28th, Tucker averaged an eye-popping double-double with 42 points and 11.7 rebounds. Needless to say, he not not only proved to be ever the offensive juggernaut, but also quite the aggressor, grabbing so many rebounds, even despite standing at just 6'4".
In addition to leading Reno to a 2-1 record on the week, Tucker's major highlight was undoubtedly tying Pierre Jackson's league-record of 58 points scored in a given contest this past Saturday night. The guard shot impressively across the board on the week, shooting 57% from the field, 46% from deep, and 90% from the charity stripe.
For his efforts, the D-League vet has earned RidiculousUpside.com's most recent "Top Prospect of the Week" award.
A former NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest participant, the high-flying Tucker is still one of the most explosive guards in all of the minor league. It's no surprise that he's already (obviously so) taken a quick liking to the Bighorns' newly implemented run and gun offense from this season.