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  • Woodbury

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  • Hornbreak

  • Moore

  • Jones

  • Sumner

  • Hollins

  • Hicks

  • Lemon Jr.

  • Uthoff

  • Fair

Friday, November 03, 2017 1:00 am

2017-18 roster

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

C.J. Fair

Position: Forward

Height: 6-8

Weight: 218 pounds

Notes: Started 83 games in Syracuse career and was a second-team All-American and first-team all-conference player. ... Began his professional career in Fort Wayne in 2014 and helped Mad Ants to playoff finals as a rookie. ... Averaged 16 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in his second season, 2015-16, with Fort Wayne. ... Played last season in France.

Stephan Hicks

Position: Guard/forward

Height: 6-6

Weight: 200

Notes: Finished college career at Cal State Northridge as all-time leader in points (1,959), minutes (3,938), shots made (651), shots attempted (1,338), free throws made (599) and free throws attempted (737). ... Spent first two seasons of professional career with Fort Wayne, averaging 7.6 points and 2.8 rebounds as a rookie and 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds last season. ... Eclipsed 20 points in 11 games last season.

Tra-Deon Hollins

Position: Guard

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Notes: Starred at Nebraska Omaha, leading the nation in steals per game (4.0) in 2015-16 and ranking second (3.4) last season. ... Was Summit League's Defensive Player of the Year in 2015-16. ... In last two college seasons, averaged 12.9 points, 6.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds. ... Was taken by Mad Ants in first round of G League draft.

Je'Lon Hornbreak

Position: Guard

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

Notes: A rookie out of Monmouth, where he averaged 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals over 49 games in two years. ... Scored career-best 20 points vs. Iona on March 7, 2016. ... Made it to Mad Ants training camp through an open tryout.

DeQuan Jones

Position: Forward

Height: 6-8

Weight: 221

Notes: Played at the University of Miami from 2008 to 2012. ... Played for NBA's Orlando Magic in 2012-13, starting 17 games and averaging 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. ... Averaged 13.7 points and 4.8 rebounds with Reno of G League in 2013-14. ... Played last season in France and averaged 16 points per game.

Walter Lemon Jr.

Position: Guard

Height: 6-3

Weight: 180

Notes: Played at Bradley University from 2010 to 2014 and ranked seventh in school scoring with 1,721 points. ... After playing rookie season in Germany and Hungary, spent 2015-16 with Mad Ants and averaged 13.5 points, 3.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds, while totaling 64 steals. ... Participated in league dunk contest. ... Spent last season in Turkey and Greece.

Trey McKinney Jones

Position: Guard

Height: 6-5

Weight: 220

Notes: After college career at Missouri-Kansas City and Miami, played for Mad Ants from 2013 to 2015 and won a championship and reached another finals. ... Has played in France, Hungary and Israel. ... Returned to Mad Ants last season, averaging 16.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists. ... Is recovering from shoulder injury suffered in NBA Summer League.

Ben Moore

Position: Guard

Height: 6-8

Weight: 205

Notes: A rookie out of SMU, for which he averaged 9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 135 games and 93 starts. ... Ranks 25th in SMU history with 1,214 points. ... Played for the Pacers in Summer League and averaged 3.8 points, 3 rebounds and 15.4 minutes in five games. ... Was in training camp with the Pacers.

Alex Poythress

Position: Forward

Height: 6-8

Weight: 238

Notes: After starring at Kentucky, where he made 62 starts over four seasons, was an all-star as a rookie last season for the Mad Ants. ... Averaged 18.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 31.1 minutes for Fort Wayne. ... Earned a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in six games. ... Signed a two-way contract with the Pacers in the offseason.

Edmond Sumner

Position: Forward

Height: 6-6

Weight: 186

Notes: Also on a two-way contract with the Pacers, but the rookie is recovering from shoulder and knee surgeries. ... Averaged 11.1 points, 3.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 60 games with Xavier. ... Suffered the season-ending knee injury Jan. 29. ... Was a freshman All-American in 2015-16, when he averaged 11 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 31 games.

Jarrod Uthoff

Position: Forward

Height: 6-9

Weight: 221

Notes: Played 100 games at Iowa, averaging 19.6 points and 8.7 rebounds, before signing with the Toronto Raptors last year as a rookie. ... Began the season in the G League with Raptors 905 before being traded to Fort Wayne for Christian Watford and a draft pick. ... Averaged 11.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 37 G League games. ... Signed by NBA's Dallas Mavericks late last season and averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in nine games. ... Was in training camp with the Pacers.

Adam Woodbury

Position: Center

Height: 7-1

Weight: 245

Notes: Averaged 3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 12.6 minutes last season for the Mad Ants, though his time was limited by a back injury suffered in college. ... Started 137 of 138 games at Iowa. ... Totaled more than 850 points, 750 rebounds, 100 assists, 50 blocks and 50 steals in college career. ... Tied school record with 38 starts as a freshman.

– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette

jcohn@jg.net