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.