Feb 27, 2012 8:50 PM EST
The Mad Ants have acquired Kevin Coble and Ben McCauley from the available player pool and have also reacquired Devan Downey who is recovering from an ankle injury. The Mad Ants have waived Sean Sonderleieter and Sadiel Rojas due to injury. Mike Tisdale has left the team due to personal reasons.
McCauley, a 6’9” forward out of NC State, has spent the last two seasons overseas playing in both France and Belgium. He participated in NBA Summer Leagues for the Lakers in 2009 and 2010 and the Magic in 2010. As a senior at NC State he averaged 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Coble, a 6’8” forward, played three seasons at Northwestern. He averaged 15.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game during his final college season.
Before he was waived due to injury, Downey was averaging 11 points and 3.6 assists per game.
Feb 15, 2012 3:10 PM EST
Christian Laettner hopes to return to the NBA as a coach.
"Basketball is my passion," Laettner said. "It's one of the things in life I love the most. If you can't play anymore because you're too old and your knees kill, you've got to do something to get on the court, so you get out there and start coaching."
Laettner, who previously ran his own basketball academy in Jacksonville, Fla., currently works as an assistant coach for the D-League Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
"When you're working with a 14-year-old, you've got to work on something for a month or two before they get it," Laettner said. "With D-League players, you just have to tell them one time, and they're instantly doing it. So it's a lot more gratifying."
Laettner has considering coaching in the college ranks, but believes he's better suited for the professional game.
"The recruiting part of it is very demanding and a lot of work," Laettner said of coaching at the college level. "I'd rather work on team building and player development. So I like the pro ranks a little better, I think."
Feb 15, 2012 11:21 AM EST
The Mad Ants have waived Gilbert Brown and reacquired Tory Jackson who is coming off of an ankle injury.
Jackson was averaging 7.2 points and 3 assists per game before being waived due to injury.
Brown averaged 12.2 points and 4 rebounds per game in 19 games for the Ants.
Feb 12, 2012 2:54 PM EST
The Mad Ants have acquired Thomas Baudinet from the available player pool. The team has also waived Ramon Harris due to injury.
Baudinet, a 6’3” shooting guard out of St. Anselm, was the 6th round draft pick of the Iowa Energy and was waived in late January. For the Energy, Baudinet averaged 7.6 points per game and scored a season high 21 points against the Mad Ants on 1/21/12. As a senior at St. Anselm he averaged 22.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.
Feb 08, 2012 3:08 PM EST
Twenty of the NBA Development League’s top prospects, including eight who have NBA experience, have been chosen to play in the sixth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game.
Chosen to the NBA D-League All-Star West Team are Justin Dentmon and Lance Thomas (Austin Toros), currently a member of the New Orleans Hornets; Brandon Costner, Gerald Green, and Elijah Millsap (Los Angeles D-Fenders); Blake Ahearn and Andre Emmett (Reno Bighorns); Greg Smith (Rio Grande Valley Vipers); and Jerome Dyson and Marcus Lewis (Tulsa 66ers).
Selected to the NBA D-League All-Star East Team, playing host to the West Team in Orlando, are Tyrell Biggs (Canton Charge); Edwin Ubiles (Dakota Wizards); Keith McLeod (Erie BayHawks); Darnell Lazare and Walker Russell, Jr. (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), currently a member of the Detroit Pistons; Marqus Blakely (Iowa Energy); Charles Garcia (Sioux Falls Skyforce); and JamesOn Curry, Jeff Foote, and Jerry Smith (Springfield Armor).
Feb 02, 2012 10:21 AM EST
The Mad Ants have acquired Devan Downey from the available player pool and have waived point guard Tory Jackson due to an injury suffered this week in practice.
Downey is a 5’9” point guard out of the University of South Carolina. He played overseas last season in Turkey, Croatia, and France. As a senior at South Carolina he averaged 22.5 points and 3.5 assists per game.
Feb 01, 2012 7:11 PM EST
The Milwaukee Bucks have recalled Darington Hobson from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.
In eight games (six starts) for the Mad Ants, Hobson averaged 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.6 minutes per contest. Hobson was initially assigned to Fort Wayne on December 29 and recalled to join the Bucks on January 4. On January 18, he was re-assigned to Fort Wayne.
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