Mad Ants Select Cameron Jones in First Round of 2011 Draft
Fort Wayne, IN (November 3, 2011)-The Fort Wayne Mad Ants selected Cameron Jones, a 6'4" guard from Northern Arizona, in the first round of the 2011 NBA Development League Draft. The team drafted 6 players to complete the 17 man training camp roster.
As a senior, Jones was named to the 2011 Big Sky First Team. He averaged 20.1 points per game and finished his career with 1,643 points, making him the school's all-time leading scorer. He was also a Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American selection.
"We were in need of a wing player and he fits what we were looking for," said coach Joey Meyer about Jones. "He knows how to score the ball and we are excited to see what he can do."
In the second round, the Mad Ants selected Anthony Johnson, a 6'3" guard from Montana. He was named to the 2010 Big Sky First Team and averaged 19.2 points per game as a senior. For the 2010-11 season, he averaged 7.8 points per game in Cyprus.
Last season, the Mad Ants traded this year's 3rd and 4th round picks for Derek Raivio through a three way trade with the Erie BayHawks and the Austin Toros, and Marvin Phillips Jr. from the Iowa Energy.
Following is the list of players selected by the Mad Ants:
Rd Name Pos Ht Wt From
1 Cameron Jones* G 6-4 185 Northern Arizona
2 Anthony Johnson G 6-3 210 Montana
5 Justin Neuhaus C 6-11 230 Colorado Christian
6 Jabril Banks F 6-7 230 Northern Colorado
7 Brian Wanamaker* G 6-3 205 Texas Wesleyan
8 Dauntae Williams* G 6-4 205 Central Oklahoma
The six drafted players will join with the following players to complete the 17 man training camp roster which kicks off on Friday, November 11th:
NAME HT Wt College Status
Corey Allmond 6-0 180 Sam Houston St. Returner
Ramon Harris 6-7 230 Kentucky Open Tryout
Ron Howard 6-5 190 Valparaiso Returner
Chris Hunter 6-11 225 Michigan Returner
Tory Jackson 5-11 195 Notre Dame Returner
Anthony Kent 6-11 215 Ball State Returner
Darnell Lazare 6-8 245 Louisiana St. Returner
Michael Norwood Jr. 6-7 225 Coppin State Open Tryout
Marvin Phillips Jr. 6-7 240 Claflin University Returner
Walker Russell Jr. 6-0 170 Jacksonville St. Returner
Antonio Smith 6-8 255 Michigan State Open Tryout
The Mad Ants tip off the 2011-12 NBA D-League season at home in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Friday, November 25. For ticket information on the 2011-12 season contact the Mad Ants office at (260)469-HOOP (4667).
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