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Mad Antics

  • Tryout information
    The Mad Ants will hold an open tryout from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago.
  • Howard not sure on return to Mad Ants this season
    Howard has had some interest from NBA teams – that's nothing new, though Howard has never made a regular-season roster – and is again fielding offers from teams in Europe.
  • Ants will look different
    When the Mad Ants open defense of their D-League championship this season, the roster will likely look very different.

Ants take Johnson

The Mad Ants made it official when they made former Purdue forward JaJuan Johnson the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Development League draft.

Johnson is a 6-foot-10 power forward who was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year for the 2010-11 season.

He played briefly with the Boston Celtics last season, but was released this year by the Houston Rockets.