2011 Mad Ants Open Tryouts

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2011 Mad Ants Open Tryouts
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Announce 5th Annual Local Player Tryouts

(August 25, 2011) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced today that the local player open tryouts for the 2011-2012 season will be held on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd 2011. They will be held at Wambsganss Gymnasium on the Concordia Theological Seminary campus located at 6600 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN, 46825. Check-in and late registration will begin at 9:00 am with tryouts beginning promptly at 10:00am.

The Mad Ants local player tryouts offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ coaching staff, including head coach Joey Meyer. Players will compete to earn an invitation to the team’s training camp, which will begin in early November.

A total of nine players from the first four seasons found a spot on the Mad Ants roster by way of open tryouts.

Applicants can pre-register by submitting the official registration, disclosure and release forms, in addition to a $150 non-refundable fee by October 20, 2011. The fee for day of registration will be $200. Payments must be made by money order or cashier’s check. Application forms are available at www.fortwaynehoops.com.

The Mad Ants will be celebrating their 5th season in Fort Wayne! Season tickets start at just $99, for ticket information contact the Mad Ants office at (260) 469-4667.


NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and 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 upcoming 11th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.


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