FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, have announced their 2016-17 training camp roster.
The roster will highlight five returning players. Trey McKinney-Jones, a member of the 2014 Championship team, will rejoin the team after spending last season in Hungary. The remaining returners include; Stephan Hicks, Marcus Simmons, Anthony Walker, and Christian Watford (acquired through a trade during the 2015-16 season).
The 15-man roster includes the additions of Ben Bentil, Alex Poythress, Julyan Stone, and Nick Zeisloft as affiliate players from the Indiana Pacers. Zeisloft, an Indiana University standout, averaged 6.5 points per game his senior season. He also finished first in the Big Ten in three point field goal percentage.
Mad Ants made three selections from the 2016 NBA D-League draft, acquired an additional player through draft-day trade. Two local tryout athlete will also be featured in training camp.
Training camp begins Tuesday; the Mad Ants will open the 2016-17 season at Greensboro, against the Swarm at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th. Home opener for the Mad Ants will be Sunday, November 25th at 5:00 p.m.
Join the Indiana Pacers’ affiliate, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, as they are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary season. Tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets and the Allen County War Memorial Box Office. For more information on ticket plans and promotions visit fortwaynehoops.com or call a Mad Ants representative at (260) 469-HOOP
Listed below is the team’s roster:
Name Position Height Weight College Acquired
Ben Bentil F 6-9 235 Providence Affiliate
Chris Fowler G 6-1 191 Central Michigan Draft
Ashton Gibbs G 6-2 190 Pittsburgh Tryout
Stephan Hicks F 6-6 200 CSU-Northridge Returning
Travis Leslie F 6-4 205 Georgia Draft
Jordan Loyd G 6-4 210 University of Indianapolis Draft
Trey McKinney-Jones G 6-5 220 Miami (FL) Returning
- Victor Nickerson F 6-8 185 Valparaiso Tryout
Alex Poythress C 6-7 238 Kentucky Affiliate
Marcus Simmons F 6-6 220 USC Returning
Julyan Stone G 6-6 200 UTEP Affiliate
Anthony Walker C 6-9 220 UT-Arlington Returning
Christian Watford F 6-9 220 Indiana Returning
Adam Woodbury C 7-1 245 Iowa Trade
Nick Zeisloft G 6-4 185 Indiana Affiliate