Ten former Fort Wayne Mad Ant players are set to take the court this month for NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Six of those players will appear on the Indiana Pacers roster, all of whom suited up for the Mad Ants during the 2021-22 season.
Isaiah Jackson tied a Las Vegas Summer League record for blocks in a game last summer and is one to watch during the 2022 version. Joining him will be former Pacers/Mad Ant two-way players Duane Washington Jr. and Terry Taylor; all three were part of the Pacers 2021 Summer League team.
Also on the Pacers roster for the July trip West are Gabe York, Nate Hinton and Bennie Boatwright. Hinton and York ended the 2021-22 NBA season as two-way players with Indiana and Boatwright was also part of the 2021 Summer League squad.
The Pacers will tip off their Summer League on Friday, July 8 against the Charlotte Hornets at 6 p.m. eastern on ESPN2.
On Sunday, July 10, the Pacers will play the Sacramento Kings at 3 p.m. eastern on ESPN.
On Tuesday, July 12, the Pacers face the Detroit Pistons on NBATV at 9 p.m. eastern.
The final game on the current schedule for the Pacers will be on Friday, July 15 against the Washington Wizards at 9 p.m. eastern on ESPN2.
Other former Mad Ants who will be playing in this year’s Summer League are Brian Bowen II (Minnesota), Josh Gray (Portland), Jalen Lecque (Dallas) and Bruno Caboclo (Utah).
While some teams are playing in California and Utah before Las Vegas, the main attraction of the summer for the NBA tips off July 7 and runs through July 17 with games at the Thomas & Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas.