News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Make Roster Moves
(January 26, 2016) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, announced today that they have agreed to trade Ramon Harris to the Iowa Energy in exchange for the player rights of Larry Owens. This trade is subject to physicals.
Harris joined the Mad Ants during the 2011-12 season and during his time spent with Fort Wayne appeared in two postseasons, made two NBA D-League Championship appearances, and became a D-League Champion in 2014. Aside from his time spent with the Mad Ants, Harris has also spent time overseas with BG Goettingen (Germany) and Rayos de Hermosillo (Mexico).
Owens, whose NBA stints with the Spurs, Wizards and Nets combine with much NBA Development League success, is currently playing overseas with Kyoto Hannaryz of the Japanese BJ League. In his time spent with the Tulsa 66ers and Iowa Energy, Owens received multiple All-NBA D-League Team honors along with his appearance in the 2011 D-League All Star Game.
Mad Ants general manager Brian Levy states, “Ramon has been an integral part of the Mad Ants organization for the last 5 years. His character and leadership exemplify all that is good about the game of basketball. We hope that this opportunity will better serve Ramon, as he continues on his career. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of everyone in Fort Wayne.”
The Mad Ants return home after an extended road schedule to host the Canton Charge Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. Fans can purchase Mad Ants tickets anytime, which start at just $6, at the Memorial Coliseum Box Office, by visiting, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
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.