Mad Ants and McDonald’s select High School Players of the Month
Fort Wayne, Ind. (March 8th, 2016)- The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have partnered with McDonald’s to recognize a boys and girls high school player of the month in northeast Indiana for the 2016-17 season. In February, McDonald’s and the Mad Ants selected Malik Williams of Snider High School and Kelli Damman of Carroll High School.
Malik Williams led Snider to their first regular season Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) championship since 2009. In the month of February, the senior averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds to help the Panthers complete an undefeated conference regular season (9-0). This include a triple double against South Side on February 17th consisting of 18 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 blocks.
Kelli Damman played a key role in Carroll’s sectional title win. In the a 4A sectional semi-final she scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. A 27-point performance, including shooting 5 for 7 from 3-point range, clinched the sectional title for the Chargers. Damman put up 13 points in Carroll’s regional matchup, but the team fell short.
Both players will be recognized at an upcoming Mad Ants home game.
About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the NBA Development League: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, are the NBA Development affiliate of the NBA Indiana Pacers. Established in 2007, the Mad Ants have marked their success in back-to-back Championship appearances, coming out on top in 2014 and returning to the Championship series in 2015. The 2014-2015 season also named the Mad Ants as the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent through call-ups and assignments. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.