Mad Ants Finalize 2019-20 Opening Night Roster

By Ryan Stevens | November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019 – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, finalized the roster for the start of the 2019-20 season.

The team set the opening night roster by waiving guards Kason Harrell and Nick Masterson earlier today.

The full roster is below:

10 Brian Bowen II G 6-6 190 La Lumiere School (IN) Two-Way
22 Demetrius Denzel-Dyson G 6-5 200 Samford Returner
23 JaKeenan Gant F 6-8 220 Louisiana Affiliate
17 Stephan Hicks G/F 6-6 200 Cal-State Northridge Returner
4 Walt Lemon, Jr. G 6-3 180 Bradley Returner
12 D.J. McCall G/F 6-6 190 IUPUI Tryout
15 Naz Mitrou-Long G 6-4 218 Iowa State/Canada Two-Way
30 Jovan Mooring G 6-2 205 UNLV Returner
9 Ike Nwamu G 6-5 205 UNLV Returner
34 Hasheem Thabeet C 7-3 267 Connecticut/Tanzania Draft
25 Travin Thibodeaux F 6-8 242 New Orleans Returner
16 C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 201 Washington Affiliate


The Mad Ants start the 2019-20 regular season on Friday at home against the Lakeland Magic. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Fans wishing to purchase season tickets or mini plans ahead of the 2019-20 season may call the ticket office at 260-469-4667 for more information.

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 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.