Press release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants 2010 Draft Recap
Mad Ants select Obi Muonelo in the 1st Round.
(November 1, 2010)-The Fort Wayne Mad Ants selected Obi Muonelo, a 6’5″ guard from Oklahoma St., in the first round of the 2010 NBA Development League Draft. The team drafted 7 players to complete the 17 man training camp roster.
As a senior, Muonelo ranked second in the Big 12 in three-point shooting percentage (.425, 80-188). He averaged 13.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33 games, earning All-Big 12 honorable mention honors.
The Mad Ants made a trade with Maine just prior to tonight’s draft. The Mad Ants traded their 2nd round pick for Red Claw’s returner Darnell Lazare. Lazare averaged 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in 50 games for the Red Claws.
In the third round the Ants picked up Corey Allmond, a 6’2″ guard out of Sam Houston University. Allmond averaged 15.8 points per game and earned First Team All-Southland honors.
Following is the list of players selected by the Mad Ants:
Round – Name – Pos – Ht – Wt – From
1 Obi Muonelo* G 6-5 220 Oklahoma St.
2 Traded to Maine for Darnell Lazare
3 Corey Allmond* G 6-2 180 Sam Houston St.
4 Anthony Goods G 6-3 200 Stanford
5 Adam Zahn F 6-8 235 Oregon
6 Shawn Hawkins G 6-6 225 Long Beach St.
7 Aaron Nixon G 6-2 215 Long Beach St.
8 DeAndre Thomas F 6-8 315 Indiana University
The eight drafted players will join with the following players to complete the 17man training camp roster:
Name Pos From Status
Nick Boyd G Barber Scotia College Open Tryout
Carlos English PG Cleveland St. Returner
Chris Hunter C Michigan Returner
Tory Jackson PG Notre Dame Affiliated
Anthony Kent F Ball State Returner
Darnell Lazare F Louisiana St. *
Billy Rush G Robert Morris Affiliated
Walker Russell Jr. PG Jacksonville St. Returner
Roderick Wilmont G Indiana Returner
*Acquired through trade with Maine Red Claws, Mad Ants traded 2nd round pick.
The Mad Ants tip off the 2010-11 NBA D-League season at home in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum against the Sioux Falls Skyroce on Sunday, November 21. For ticket information on the 2010-11 season, please contact the Mad Ants office at (260)469-HOOP (4667).
NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.