Pacers Assign Anigbogu to Mad Ants, Poythress to make 2017-18 debut on Saturday

By Ryan Stevens | November 29, 2017

The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have assigned center Ike Anigbogu to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers affiliate in the NBA G-League.

The 19-year-old rookie has appeared in six games this season with the Pacers, amassing four points, four rebounds, one block, and one steal in 17 minutes of action.

Anigbogu started two games while on a previous assignment in Fort Wayne, averaging 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.0 blocks while shooting 68.8 percent from the field (11-of-16).

The Mad Ants will also welcome two-way player Alex Poythress back to Fort Wayne and he will make his season-debut on Saturday when Fort Wayne takes on the Westchester Knicks at 7 p.m. Poythress has appeared in seven games this season with the Pacers and last played on Nov. 19 against the Miami Heat.

Fort Wayne is currently tied with the South Bay Lakers for the best record in the NBA G League at 8-1, despite not registering any playing time from a two-way player in the opening month.