The Mad Ants, the NBA G League Affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced its 17-player training camp roster ahead of the 2023-24 season opener.
“I could not be more excited about our roster heading into Mad Ants training camp. We have a strong group made up of veterans with impressive NBA experience who remain committed to continued development with a willingness to share their vast knowledge and younger players who have legitimate international experience on their resume, will experience their first season as a professional, or have had previous success in the G League – all with bright futures ahead of them,” said Mad Ants General Manager Chris Taylor.
The Mad Ants drafted two players this year in the 2023 NBA G league Draft.
With the 13th pick in the second round, they selected Stephan Hicks; with the 20th pick of the second round, they selected David Sloan.
Hicks played with the Mad Ants in the 2021-22 season, setting franchise records in full season rebounds (1,245) during his 224 games with the team. Hicks is also ranked second in team history in games played (224), three pointers made (237) and total points (2,936).
Sloan played for the Gladiators of the British BBL, where he averaged 17.7 points and 4.8 assists during his 2022-2023 season. He also played college basketball at East Tennessee State and averaged 12.6 points and five assists per game his senior year.
Training camp is from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9.
The Mad Ants’ season begins Nov. 11 with an away game against the Sioux Fall Skyforce and home opener Nov. 13 against the Windy City Bulls. All home games are at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
“Our organization’s synergistic commitment to growth – both on and off the court – is stronger than ever, and I look forward to our team continuing to ‘Embrace the Grind’ together,” Taylor said.
To view the full roster and complete schedule of 2023-2024 games, visit https://fortwayne.gleague.nba.com/.