Updated: Thursday, 22 Nov 2012, 2:57 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 22 Nov 2012, 2:57 PM EST
FORT WAYNE, IN (November 22, 2012) –The Fort Wayne Mad Ants revealed several new faces and a nice mix of the best players to ever don their uniform when the team announced their 10 man opening night roster this week. To get down to 10 players, the team waived former Indiana Tech star, Bryant Austin. The roster also features two Indiana Pacers assignments.
Boosting the Ants lineup for their opening weekend is the assignment of Miles Plumlee and Orlando Johnson from the Indiana Pacers. They will join former D-League All-Stars Ron Howard and Walker Russell, Jr., as well as the first pick in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft, JaJuan Johnson, in the team’s season opener tomorrow night at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 7:30 pm.
Mad Ants opening night roster:
# NAME HT Wt College Status (round)
10 Dairese Gary 6-1 205 New Mexico Trade
11 Walker Russell Jr. 6-1 170 Jacksonville St. Returner
15 JaJuan Johnson 6-10 220 Purdue Draft (1)
17 Sadiel Rojas 6-4 190 Ok. Wesleyan Returner
19 Ron Howard 6-5 185 Valparaiso Returner
21 Bernard Toombs 6-10 230 Troy Draft (5)
22 Miles Plumlee 6-11 255 Duke Assigned (Pacers)
23 Mike Anderson 6-8 205 VCU Trade
24 Darryl Partin 6-5 195 Boston Draft (4)
33 Jason Warren 6-7 195 Missouri Western Open Tryout
34 Sean Sonderleiter 6-8 245 Iowa Returner
18 Orlando Johnson 6-5 220 UC-Santa Barbara Assigned (Pacers)
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