FORT WAYNE (www.incnow.tv) - The Mad Ants as expected selected former Purdue star JaJuan Johnson with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft on Friday Night.
“We are really excited about what we were able to do in this year’s draft,” said Mad Ants President, Jeff Potter. “We wanted to make our roster much more athletic, and we wanted to make this the most competitive draft possible. I think we accomplished that with this group of players.”
Other selections by the Mad Ants in the eight round drafts:
Dominic Cheek F 6-6 190 Villanova
Lenny Daniel F 6-8 215 Cal State Northridge
Darryl Partin G 6-5 195 Boston
Darnell Dodson F 6-7 220 Southern Mississippi
Bernard Toombs C 6-10 230 Troy
Jason Warren F 6-7 195 Missouri Western
Dante Williams G 6-0 185 East Tennessee State
Austin Bryant F 6-6 215 Indiana Tech
The nine players drafted by the Mad Ants will join with the following players to complete the 16 man training camp roster which kicks off on Tuesday, November 13th:
Mike Anderson 6-8 205 VA Commonwealth
Ron Howard 6-5 190 Valparaiso
Jarrid Famous 6-11 240 South Florida
Sadiel Rojas 6-4 190 Oklahoma Wesleyan
Walker Russell Jr. 6-0 170 Jacksonville St.
Sean Sonderleiter 6-11 245 Iowa
Tommy Smith 6-10 215 Arizona State
Howard, Famous, Rojas, Russell, amd Sonderleieter return from last year''s Mad Ants team, while Anderson and Smith were obtained in trades prior to the draft.
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