As the NBA enjoys it’s annual All-Star Break this weekend in New Orleans, it’s younger sibling NBDL is taking a break with them.
On Saturday afternoon at 3 pm ET on NBATV, the Prospects and the Futures will face each other in the D-League All-Star Game. If you tune in, two of the featured players are also two familiar faces to West Virginia Mountaineer fans. Lined up against each other will be Kevin Jones of the Prospects and Devin Ebanks of the Futures team.
Ebanks has stood out this season as a member of the Texas Legends (a team Joe Alexander starred for a few years ago). He is one of the league leaders in scoring at 24.1 points per game and backs that up by averaging 8.9 rebounds per. The defensive intensity he brought to the Lakers during his time there has carried over, but he has expanded his offensive game at the same time.
Jones has been solid in his first full season with the Canton Charge. With averages of 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He has started every game in which he has played and is shooting 51% from the field on his way to leading the Charge defensively as they possess the top scoring defense in the league.
With the eyes and decision makers of the NBA in New Orleans this weekend, if either of these players have a breakout game, they could find themselves being the next Gatorade Call-Up.