News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants acquire L.D. Williams
(January 29, 2016) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, announced today that they have acquired L.D. Williams.
Williams brings to the Mad Ants his defensive knowledge and D-League experience after time spent with the Springfield Armor and most recently the Grand Rapids Drive, as well as time spent overseas with JL Bourg-en-Bresse (France) and four summer league games with the San Antonio Spurs in 2012. The Wake Forest product was a two time ACC All-Defensive Team honoree and is expected to join the Mad Ants and be listed as inactive for Saturday’s game.
The Mad Ants (12-13) are set to host the Maine Red Claws (13-12) on Saturday, January 30th at the Coliseum with tip set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
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.