Stacy Clardie's story about the possibilities that former Purdue and Huntington North standout Chris Kramer could be playing for the Mad Ants this season comes as no surprise.
Kramer has made it no secret that he wants to pursue an NBA career, and Mad Ants representatives haven't been subtle in their hope to get him on their roster.
So it was a question of "when" and not "if" that Kramer would land here.
I've only talked to him a few times, and watched him play live on a few occasions. Mostly I've seen him on TV. And he plays hard. And his defense is good.
My concern is whether he's good enough.
Offensively, Kramer is limited. That was clear during his Purdue years when he was more of a distributor than a shooter. Much of that has to do who he plays with, and he was surrounded by offense.
It'll be the same if/when he plays in the D-League. I don't think Kramer will factor much offensively, so that means he'll have to earn his chops on the defensive end.
If you're not familiar with the D-League, quickness is everywhere, and Kramer is going to have to keep up with the other guards who are one step below the NBA.
From what I know of Kramer, he's a nice guy, and a sound player. I hope he does well when his time comes. I'll have to be convinced, first, that he can make it in this league before he plays in The League.
In another Mad Ants issue, the team's dance team, The Madame Ants, has a new choreographer and coach.
She is Tiffany Winling, who founded her business Tiffany and Co. School of Dance.