FORT WAYNE –
Height/weight: 6-foot-8/205 pounds
The skinny: Spent the last two seasons with the Dakota Wizards where he averaged 11.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots.
College: New Mexico
The skinny: Averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists during his senior season at New Mexico in 2010-11. Considered a strong defender.
The skinny: The Ants’ all-time scoring leader, he has been with team since its first year. Played 31 games last season and averaged 17.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
The skinny: No. 1 overall pick in D-League draft. Was Big Ten Player of the Year in 2011. Averaged 20.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2 blocked shots.
College: Boston University
The skinny: Averaged 19.6 points and 3.9 rebounds at Boston University last season. Three-point shooter who hit 47.3 percent. Began college career at LaSalle.
College: Oklahoma Wesleyan
The skinny: Played 30 games with Ants last season and averaged 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. Was NAIA Player of the Year in 2011.
Walker Russell Jr.
College: Jacksonville State
The skinny: Was called up from Mad Ants to the Detroit Pistons last season, where he played 27 games and averaged 3 points and 2 assists. Averaged 16.0 points with Ants last season.
The skinny: Played 25 games with Ants last season and averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Suffered career-threatening eye injury in Germany in 2011.
College: Arizona State
The skinny: Oldest player on the team at 31. Spent 2008-09 season in China and played in Syria the year before that. Averaged 11.2 points in final year at Arizona State (2003).
The skinny: Played 35 games in Sweden last season and averaged 11.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Averaged 9.6 points and 9.2 rebounds in final year at Troy in 2011.
Job: Head coach, 1st season
Previously: D-League – Dakota, 2007-09, 56-44; IBA – Black Hills, 1995-99; Dakota, 99-00; Siouxland, 2000-01; CBA – Gary, 2002-05
College: South Dakota
Job: Assistant coach, 2nd season
Previously: D-League – Fort Wayne, 2011-12, interim head coach, 9-26
College: Ashland University
Years: Sixth season, 96-154
All-time coaches: Kent Davison, 2007-08 (9-17); Jaren Jackson, 2007-09 (27-47); Joey Meyer, 2009-12 (51-64), Steve Gansey, 2011-12 (9-26)
NBA call-up history: Jeremy Richardson, Memphis (2 times), San Antonio, 2007-08; Chris Hunter, New York, 2008-09, Golden State, 2009-10; Rob Kurz, Chicago, 2009-10; Oliver Lafayette, Boston, 2009-10; Walker Russell Jr., Detroit, 2011-12