The Mad Ants will be affiliated with 4 teams this season, Charlotte, Detroit, Indiana & Milwaukee. They finished last season with the worst record in the D-League but things are looking brighter this year after they selected JaJuan Johnson with the first overall pick in the draft. Johnson was drafted 27th overall in the 2011 NBA draft and saw roughly 8 minutes per game last season for the Celtics. the 6'10" combo forward was traded to Houston this offseason in the Courtney Lee deal and was one of the last Rockets training camp cuts. As a senior at Purdue he averaged 20.5 pts, 8.6 reb & 2.3 blk per game on his way to being named a Consensus All-American. Along with that honor he was also named Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
|#1 overall pick JaJuan Johnson|
|Walker Russell was a call-up last year|
|Dairese Gary begins his career|
|2nd rd pick Dominic Cheek|
|Darryl Partin heads to Fort Wayne|