PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 12: Anthony Parker #18 of the Cleveland Cavaliers puts up a shot over Jared Dudley #3 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on January 12, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Catching up on the former Boston College Eagles in the pros ...
Jared Dudley has averaged 10.2 point, 1.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game over 17 games with the Phoenix Suns. Dudley is coming off a season-high 20 point performance in a 86-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Suns are just 7-12 overall this year and are currently in 12th place in the Western Conference.
Craig Smith is averaging 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his first season with the Portland Trail Blazers. This is Smith's third NBA team, having been drafted in the second round (36th overall) by Minnesota before being traded to Los Angeles Clippers in 2009. The Blazers are 12-8 overall and currently in seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
Reggie Jackson is seeing increased playing time with the Thunder after backup point guard Eric Maynor was lost for the season. Jackson has averaged 3.4 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game over his first 13 career games. The Thunder currently have the best record in basketball at 16-3.
Sean Williams has played in three games this season with the Dallas Mavericks before being sent down to the D-League Texas Legends. Williams averaged 4.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game in three games this season.
You can follow Dudley, Smith and Jackson's adventures in the NBA on Twitter @JaredDudley619, @Csmeezy1 and @MiniT21. For more on the Suns, Blazers and Thunder, also check out Bright Side Of The Sun, Blazer's Edge, and Welcome To Loud City.