Mad Ants Announce 2017-18 Opening Night Roster

By Ryan Stevens | November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017
– The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced the 12-man roster for opening night on Nov. 4 at the Long Island Nets.

The roster includes six returning players, two affiliate players, two players under the new two-way contract rule, one 2017 NBA G League Draft selection and one open tryout invitee. Guard Edmond Sumner will be out indefinitely while in the rehabilitation process for a knee injury sustained in college. Forward Alex Poythress will remain with the Indiana Pacers for Friday night’s game at the Philadelphia 76ers, and his return to the Mad Ants is undetermined.

C.J. Fair, Trey McKinney Jones, Walt Lemon Jr., Stephan Hicks, Poythress, Jarrod Uthoff and Adam Woodbury all have registered minutes for the Mad Ants prior to the 2017-18 season.

Uthoff and Woodbury played four years together at the University of Iowa from 2012-16, while Jones and McKinney Jones played the 2011-12 season together at the University of Miami.

0 Alex Poythress F 6-7 238 9/6/93 Kentucky Two-Way
1 Tra-Deon Hollins G 6-2 195 8/22/95 Nebraska-Omaha ’17 NBA G League Draft
5 Edmond Sumner G 6-6 186 12/31/95 Xavier Two-Way
6 Je’Lon Hornbeak G 6-3 190 5/1/94 Monmouth ’17 Open Tryout
9 C.J. Fair F 6-8 218 9/13/91 Syracuse Returner
11 Trey McKinney Jones G 6-5 220 8/27/90 Miami (FL) Returner
15 Walt Lemon Jr. G 6-3 180 7/26/92 Bradley Returner
17 Stephan Hicks G 6-6 200 4/2/92 Cal State-Northridge Returner
18 DeQuan Jones F 6-8 221 6/20/90 Miami (FL) Affiliate
20 Jarrod Uthoff F 6-9 221 5/19/93 Iowa Returner
26 Ben Moore F 6-8 200 5/13/95 SMU Affiliate
34 Adam Woodbury C 7-1 245 1/13/94 Iowa Returner

After the opening game of the season in Uniondale, N.Y., the Mad Ants return home Nov. 7 against the Greensboro Swarm. For more information on ticket options, fans can visit or call 260-469-HOOP.

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