News release from the Mad Ants:
McDonald’sÂ® High School Basketball Players of the Month – December 2015
(January 6, 2016) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, and McDonald’s have partnered to recognize two outstanding high school basketball players in the Fort Wayne community. In December, McDonald’s and the Mad Ants selected Taniece Chapman and Dylan Barrow as the McDonald’s High School Players of the Month. Both players will be recognized at an upcoming Mad Ants home game.
Taniece Chapman is in her sophomore year at Fort Wayne South Side High School, where she is averaging 12.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the lady Archers. During the month of December, Chapman helped lead her team to the finals of the SAC Tournament with a win over Concordia in which she recorded 19 points. Earlier in the month, Chapman led the team with 16 points/9 rebounds in their win over the Northrop Bruins.
In his senior year at Leo High School, Dylan Barrow has helped lead the Lions to a 5-3 record during the month of December. In the team’s win over Huntington North High School, Barrow recorded 13 points with 9 rebounds; he followed that performance with a dominant 26 point performance in the win over Manchester High School. Leo most recently participated in the Bob Wettig Tournament in Richmond, Indiana to end the month.
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 fortwayne.gleague.nba.com.