Indiana Pacers assign Goga Bitadze, Alize Johnson to Fort Wayne

By dvance | March 1, 2020
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – March 1, 2020 – The Indiana Pacers have assigned Goga Bitadze and Alize Johnson to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of rhe NBA G League.

This is Bitadze’s fifth assignment of the season and the eleventh for Johnson, who played with the Mad Ants at Raptors 905 just last Tuesday. Against Raptors 905 on February 25, Johnson tallied 20 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists in 41 minutes. In 15 games with Fort Wayne this season, Johnson is averaging 21.8 points, 13.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

In Bitadze’s five games with Fort Wayne this season, he is averaging 20.4 points, 12.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.

The pair will play on March 1 against the Canton Charge at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.

About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, are owned and operated by Pacers Sports & Entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ftwaynemadants.com or call 260-469-HOOP. Follow the Mad Ants on Twitter (@TheMadAnts), Facebook (/themadants) or Instagram (@fortwaynemadants).

About the NBA G League

The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Fifty-two percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2018-19 season boasted NBA G League experience. 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 Cares programs.