The Mad Ants were led by John Lucas III’s 24 points on 1-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds and seven assists in 39 minutes. Walter Lemon Jr. supplied 19 points, five boards and five assists in 26 minutes off the bench. C.J. Fair scored 14 points and nabbed three steals in 41 minutes.
Christmas has appeared in 25 games for Fort Wayne so far this season, where he is averaging 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks over 31.3 minutes per game.
Double-doubles from C.J. Fair and Shayne Whittington lifted the Mad Ants to a 116-111 victory over the visiting Red Claws on Saturday.
The Wake Forest product was a two time ACC All-Defensive Team honoree and is expected to join the Mad Ants and be listed as inactive for Saturday’s game.
Christmas has appeared in 25 games for Fort Wayne so far this season, where he is averaging 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks over 31.3 minutes.
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have recalled forward Rakeem Christmas from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
John Lucas III netted a game-high 26 points for Fort Wayne in a 106-101 loss to the Canton Charge.
Harris joined the Mad Ants during the 2011-12 season and during his time spent with Fort Wayne appeared in two postseasons, made two NBA D-League Championship appearances, and became a D-League Champion in 2014.
In 19 games this season with the Ants the 6-foot-11 center is averaging 11.1 points and 7.6 rebounds.
The Mad Ants five game losing streak came to an end with a 103-94 win over the Maine Red Claws Saturday night.
Maine (13-11) got off to a slow start, falling into an early 8-2 hole, with Rakeem Christmas, on assignment from the Indiana Pacers, scoring early and often for Fort Wayne (11-12) in the first few minutes of the game. RJ Hunter, on assignment from the Boston Celtics, poured in seven straight for the Red Claws to cut the Mad Ants’ lead to 21-17, and Coty Clarke dropped in four late in the quarter, but the visitors took a 26-23 lead after one.
John Lucas III scored a team high 21 points in his Mad Ants debut, but it was not enough as Fort Wayne fell to Sioux Falls 109-104.
Lucas brings with him to Fort Wayne a high level of NBA knowledge and experience after spending time with the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, and the Utah Jazz.
Walter Lemon Jr. tallied 18 points but it was not enough as the Mad Ants fell at Erie 104-82 on Wednesday night.
Travis Hyman averaged 3.29 ppg and 4.61 rpg during his 31 games with Fort Wayne last season.
The Idaho Stampede (7-15) defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (11-9) on Saturday, 98-92, at the NBA Development League Showcase in Santa Cruz, CA.
Watford finished his collegiate career averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, earning him third team All Big-10 honors.
The Mad Ants, sponsored by Lutheran Health Network, came from depths of up to 20 to rally back and beat the Iowa Energy 107-105 Saturday, January 2nd at Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have assigned forward Rakeem Christmas and center Shayne Whittington to their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Christmas has played in 17 games this season for the Ants. He’s averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds.