News release from the Mad Ants:
Andre Emmett Named Player of the Month for January
(February 2, 2015) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced today Andre Emmett has been named the NBA D-League Player of the Month for January.
In the team’s 12 games this month, Emmett started each game and helped in leading the team to their 10-2 January record, including an 8 game win streak and a 2-0 campaign at the 2015 NBA D-League Showcase. Emmett averaged 27.3 points per game on 51% shooting to go along with averaging 6.4 rebounds per game as well. Emmett also received the D-League Player of the Week honor for the week of January 12th through 19th and was named to the All-Showcase Honorable Mention Team.
The Mad Ants will host the Erie BayHawks this Friday, February 6th with a 7:30 p.m. match-up. The team then travels to Iowa to play the Energy Saturday, February 7th at 8:00 p.m. Fans can purchase Mad Ants tickets anytime, which start at just $6, at the Memorial Coliseum Box Office, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchise for the 2014-15 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One-third of all NBA players at the end of the 2013-14 season boasted NBA D-League experience. 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.