You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Mad Antics

  • Ants will look different
    When the Mad Ants open defense of their D-League championship this season, the roster will likely look very different.
  • Rojas signs with Spanish pro team
    Sadiel Rojas, who helped the Mad Ants to the D-League championship last season, has signed to play for UCAM Murcia in Spain this season.
  • Ants could have 13 affiliates this season
    The Mad Ants could have as many as 13 NBA affiliates this season, after spending last season with six.

Hello, my name is...

After a long road trip that finally ended last weekend with a pair of losses against Iowa, the Mad Ants returned to Fort Wayne and on Monday had their first practice since ... well, since head coach Joey Meyer couldn't remember.

He saw Anthony Kent shooting free throws inside the Concordia Seminary gym, said he hadn't seen him in a while because Kent missed the last three games with the flu, and went to check on his status.

Center Jared Reiner, also absent because of a bad back, walked across the floor, extended his hand to Meyer and said, "I'm Jared Reiner."

But it was former Indiana guard Rod Wilmont who got the practice off to a light start.

In warm-up drills, while walking and stretching across the floor from baseline to 10-second line, Wilmont looked to his left, then right, then left again. After seeing Sean Sonderleiter, Rob Kurz, Joe Alexander, Kyle McAlarney and Reiner, Wilmont announced, "We've got too many white guys on this team! I didn't have this many white guys when I was at IU!"