News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Conduct Trade with Maine
(November 3, 2013) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants presented by Lutheran Health Network announced today that they have acquired Terrance Henry and the rights to Xavier Silas in exchange for rookie Romero Osby.
Henry, a 6-9 forward out of Mississippi, was the 10th overall pick in this year’s D-League Draft. He ended his collegiate career ranked 28th on the all-time scoring list with 1,095 points and fifth on the all-time block list with 113 blocks. Henry averaged 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game during his senior season with the Rebels, earning a spot on the All-SEC 2nd Team. Following his senior year at Mississippi, Henry participated in NBA Summer League with the Memphis Grizzlies and then went on to play for Hermine Nantes Atlanique (France), where he averaged 10.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game over 34 games.
“We’re really excited about bringing Henry on board,” said Mad Ants president, Jeff Potter. “He’s a tough player and will help us solidify our presence under the basket this season.”
Xavier Silas, a 6-5 guard out of Northern Illinois, averaged 21.7 point and 4.6 rebounds per game during his senior year, earning him a spot on the All-MAC 1st Team in 2011. Silas appeared in 40 games for the Red Claws during the 2011-12 season, averaging 9.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game before earning a Gatorade Call-Up by the Philadelphia 76ers in April 2012. He returned to the Red Claws for the 2012-13 season where he averaged 12 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3 assists per game over 33 games.
Osby, who was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 2nd round (51st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft, is coming off his senior season at the University of Oklahoma, where the 6-8 forward averaged 16.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
The Mad Ants will play their home opener on Friday, November 29 at 7:30pm against the Maine Red Claws at the Memorial Coliseum. Call the Mad Ants office at 260-469-4667 to get your season tickets which start at just $99!