With Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia to the big club Brooklyn Nets yesterday, it was time for another Springfield Armor player to earn D-League Play of the Day honors against the Canton Charge last night.

Through the first 47 minutes and 57.3 seconds of the game, Willie Reed AKA #CallWillieUp hadn't been living up to the recent stellar play that earned him D-League Performer of the Week after averaging 20 points, 17.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks over three games in the middle of March. Before the final offensive series, the 6'10" forward out of St. Louis only had 11 points and five rebounds.

Then this happened. With 2.7 seconds remaining and the game tied at 108, Reed caught a semi-Hail Mary inbound pass from former Net Ben Uzoh and hit a fade away teardrop from the left mid-corner that went through the net with 0.1 seconds remaining to give the Armor the 110-108 win in their final home game of the season.

The Armor, who have been eliminated from playoff contention with an 18-27 record, will finish up the D-League regular season with five games on the road.

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Reed in college. (AP)

Prior to last night's Tyshawn Taylor 360 dunk festivities, one Springfield Armor player picked up a special accolade: Armor forward Willie Reed won the D-League Player of the Week Award after recording three double-doubles in three games and averaging some eye-popping numbers: 20 points, 17.3 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game on 67% shooting from the floor.

Since the NBA D-League All-Star break, Reed is averaging 18.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.4 in 29.9 minutes per game over 11 games, recording five double-doubles. Reed has started some Twitter self-promotional frenzy from his @ShowtimeReed33 account, trying to get his way into the NBA with the hashtag #CallWillieUp.

A scout who's watched the 6'10" Reed closely called him an athletic beast who can finish strong at the rim, but struggles with erratic play and a shaky jumper. The Armor will likely hold on to him for the rest of the D-League season, but the Nets have an open roster spot and a big man rotation seriously lacking athleticism.