The 81 players who showed up at the Mad Ants open tryouts on Saturday were cut to 38, which was a more managable group on the second day of tryouts Sunday at Concordia Seminary.
While coach Joey Meyer wouldn't say who was good and who wasn't, some of the players spoke for themselves.
I really liked Akeem Clark, a 6-foot-3 point guard who played at IUPUI. He seemed to be in the right place at the right times, distributed the ball well, and had a concept of defense.
And Shane Thorson, a 6-6 shooter from the University of Tampa who has a long list of playing overseas, shot the ball extremely well until he wore down late in the tryouts.
I'm not certain if anyone from this bunch will find a way onto the roster, though, which is a good sign of things to come this season for the Ants.
Seems as though Chris Hunter, who ripped the league apart two years ago before being called up to the NBA, is not in anybody's NBA camp, so it's possible he could return to the Ants.
And word is out that Sean Sonderleiter is playing in Europe, so he won't be returning to the team this season.
But we all know this is subject to change.