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Mad Ants Announce New Season Ending Player Award

March 17, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Indiana Mad Ants News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana Mad Ants and General Manager Chris Taylor have announced the formation of the "Ron Howard - Mr. Mad Ant Award." The annual honor will be presented to an active player at the end of the regular season selected by Mad Ants coaching and front Office staff.

The player will be selected based upon his ability to best exemplify Embracing the Grind and the meaning of what it means to be a Mad Ant. This season's "Ron Howard - Mr. Mad Ant Award" recipient will be announced prior to tip-off of the Mad Ants game vs. the Delaware Blue Coats on Monday, March 18 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 12:30 PM EST.

The award is named in honor of the legendary player - and now broadcaster - Ron Howard. Ron, notably nicknamed "Mr. Mad Ant" for his illustrious Mad Ants career spanning 2007-2014, who was recognized by the organization by retiring his #19 uniform.

"Ron embodied the grit and grind nature of the NBA G League (formerly National Basketball Development League) and this is a fitting tribute to Ron's legacy while celebrating a current player for their dedication, professionalism, and commitment to our franchise," Taylor said.

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