News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Draft and Trade updates
(October 31, 2015) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, made moves at the conclusion of the 2015 NBA D-League Draft. In a trade with the Oklahoma City Blue, the Mad Ants received the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 D-League Draft, Stephan Hicks, out of Cal St. Northridge. In turn, the Mad Ants surrender their original 2016 second round draft pick to Oklahoma City and their 2015 sixth round draft pick James Carlton out of Howard University. In a move with the Delaware 87ers, the Mad Ants trade Gary Talton for Gideon Gamble (returning player for the 87ers) and Delaware’s original 2016 second round draft pick.
Hicks, a 6’6″ guard out of Cal. St. Northridge, finished his final year with the Matadors averaging 16.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Gamble, a returning 6’7″ guard out of Delaware ended the 2015 season averaging 7.8 points per game.
Listed below is the final 2015 draft class for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants:
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About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the NBA Development League
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, are the NBA Development affiliate of the NBA Indiana Pacers. Established in 2007, the Mad Ants have marked their success in back-to-back Championship appearances, coming out on top in 2014 and returning to the Championship series in 2015. The 2014-2015 season also named the Mad Ants as the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent through call-ups and assignments. 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 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 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. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on .