The Mad Ants – the NBA G League affiliate for the Indiana Pacers – began their training camp schedule on Monday evening.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, selected three players in today’s 2017 NBA G League Draft.
In addition, due to the horrific devastation stemming from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the current Hurricanes Jose and Maria, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants will partner with Rea Magnet Wire and Kustom Apparel in an effort to collect clothing for families in the affected areas in conjunction with tickets going on sale.
He played 11 games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ affiliate in the NBA G League, and averaged 17.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.
He has had three stints with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League while also playing internationally the last three seasons.
The Mad Ants will have their home opener on Tuesday November 7th at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Greensboro Swarm, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
With the Mad Ants, he averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 46 games last season.
Howard had a storied playing career for the team spanning 2007-2014.
The Mad Ants Academy summer camp wrapped up at the ASH Centre today, and for head coach Steve Gansey its just part of what has been a busy off-season.
This year’s winner gets $2 million with the title game airing at 7 p.m. August 3 on ESPN.
The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday their rookie/free agent camp roster with returning team members Rakeem Christmas, Georges Niang and Joe Young, along with first-round draft pick T.J. Leaf from UCLA, highlighting the team.
Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA G League will feature 26 teams, an expansion of four teams since last season, 22 of which are owned and operated by NBA franchises.
After his first season as a professional Mad Ants guard Nick Zeisloft is looking to pass his knowledge along to some of the Summit City’s young sharpshooters.
The Mad Ants will be represented by Stephan Hicks, Travis Leslie, Jordan Loyd, and Trey McKinney-Jones who were selected on Tuesday to participate in the camp.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants NBA affiliate, the Indiana Pacers have exercised their option to have Steve Gansey continue as head coach for the 2017-18 season.
Bird is expected to continue as a consultant for the team. Bird will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday.
Forward also selected to All-Rookie squad.
Catchings’ position will include participation with all three PS&E basketball franchises – the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
The Mad Ants saw their season come to a close Wednesday night in Maine as Fort Wayne fell to the Red Claws 124-119 in the decisive game three of their best-of-three first round playoff series.
With their backs against the wall the Mad Ants answered in big-time fashion, rallying from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to top Maine 111-110 in game two of their first round playoff series and force a decisive game three Wednesday night in Portland.