News release from the Mad Ants:
McDonald’s High School Basketball Players of the Month – November 2015
(December 7th, 2015) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and McDonald’s have partnered to recognize two outstanding high school basketball players in the Fort Wayne community. In November, McDonald’s and the Mad Ants selected Rain Hinton and Devontae Kinnie as the McDonald’s High School Players of the Month. Both players will be recognized at an upcoming Mad Ants home game.
Rain Hinton is in her junior year at Woodlan High School, where she is averaging 19.4 points and 12.6 rebounds per game for the lady Warriors. During the month of November, Hinton recorded six double-doubles, including the team’s win over Churubusco where she registered 24 points and 16 rebounds and the team’s victory against Prairie Heights, good for 17 points and 13 boards. Off the court, Hinton maintains a 3.1 GPA in college prep courses and is ranked in the top 25% of her 2017 class.
Devontae Kinnie, a junior guard at North Side High School, opened up the 2015-16 season with a triple double by compiling 10 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists in a victory over Irvington Prep. Kinnie is also known as a threat on the defensive side of the ball, which was proven after he racked up seven steals on the way to helping North Side defeat the DeKalb Barons.
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 nbadleague.com.