Mad Ants make trade with Iowa

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Press release from the Mad Ants:

Mad Ants Make Trade with Iowa

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Iowa Energy have agreed to a trade. The Mad Ants will trade their fourth round draft pick of the 2011 NBA Development League Draft for Energy returner Marvin Phillips.

Phillips, 6’7″ forward out of Claflin University, averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game over the course of two seasons in Iowa.

Phillips is one of 17 players on the Mad Ants training camp roster. The team kicks off training camp on Tuesday, November 9th.


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 2010-11 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Texas Legends. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 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 league’s 10th season, which tips off Friday, Nov. 19, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at

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