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Player capsules

Rojas
Aboya
Harris
Porter
Hunter
Czyz
Harris
Howard
Henry
Thomas
Robinson
McKinney-Jones
Frisby

Alfred Aboya

Position: Forward

Age: 28

Height: 6-foot-9

Weight: 245 pounds

Notes: Was selected with the Mad Ants’ first pick in the D-League draft, which came in the second round. The Cameroonian averaged 8 points and 6.7 rebounds over 28 games for the Shiga Lakestars last season in Japan. He has also played in Turkey, Venezuela and France, while also playing seven games this year for Cameroon in the African Championships, in which he averaged 8 points and 3.6 rebounds over seven games. Unable to play until immigration work visa issues are sorted out. Played in college for UCLA.

Aleksander Czyz

Position: Forward

Age: 23

Height: 6-8

Weight: 240 pounds

Notes: Goes by “Olek.” Grew up in Poland and moved to the U.S. when he was 14. Won a bronze medal with Poland at the 2009 European U-20 Championships. Played two seasons for Duke before transferring to Nevada. Was all-conference in the WAC as a senior in 2012, when he averaged 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Last season, he played in Italy for Virtus Roma and participated in the All-Star Game Dunk Contest.

Will Frisby

Position: Forward

Age: 32

Height: 6-8

Weight: 235 pounds

Notes: He’s played in 91 D-League games, and was an honorable mention all-league member in 2009 for the Dakota Wizards, for whom he played for two seasons. He has career averages of 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in the D-League. He played in college for Miami, averaging 5.5 points through his 77-game career.

Anthony Harris

Position: Guard

Age: 28

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190 pounds

Notes: In 82 D-League games, he’s averaged 10.6 points and 4 assists, dating back to 2010. Last season, his first with Fort Wayne, he averaged 9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 35 games. He is the likely starter at point guard this season. He played collegiately for Miami. In the D-League, he’s also played for Utah, Sioux Falls and Bakersfield.

Ramon Harris

Position: Forward

Age: 25

Height: 6-7

Weight: 220 pounds

Notes: This is his second stint with the Mad Ants, after playing last season for BG Goettingen in Germany. With Fort Wayne in 2011-12, he averaged 5.4 points and shot 31.2 percent from 3-point range. In college, he played alongside John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe at Kentucky .

Terrance Henry

Position: Forward

Age: 24

Height: 6-9

Weight: 210 pounds

Notes: One of two players in Ole Miss history to score more than 1,000 points and have more than 100 blocks, joining Rahim Lockhart. In his last season there, he averaged 12.5 points and 4.3 rebounds over 34 games, and was a second-team All-SEC. He was acquired from the Maine Red Claws in a trade Nov. 4. Maine had selected him with the 10th overall pick in this year’s D-League draft.

Ron Howard

Position: Guard/Forward

Age: 31

Height: 6-5

Weight: 185 pounds

Notes: Has played in all seven seasons – including this one – for the Mad Ants. He has totaled 197 career games, which is sixth in D-League history, and has appeared in All-Star Games in 2010 and 2013. He holds 12 franchise records, including points (3,308), rebounds (778) and steals (253). Last season, he averaged 19.1 points, 4.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds. He also won the Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award and was honorable mention all-league. He played for Valparaiso in college, after transferring from Marquette.

Chris Hunter

Position: Forward/Center

Age: 29

Height: 6-11

Weight: 250 pounds

Notes: The former Michigan player has played in 58 D-League games between 2008 and 2012, all with Fort Wayne. He was second-team all-league and an all-star in 2009. He has been called up to the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors, both in 2009. With Golden State, he averaged 4.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 60 games. In his last stint with the Mad Ants, he averaged 10.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 2011-12.

Trey McKinney- Jones

Position: Guard

Age: 23

Height: 6-6

Weight: 220 pounds

Notes: He played two seasons at Missouri-Kansas City and two at Miami, where he averaged 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a senior last season, when the Hurricanes won the ACC. He was in training camp with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was a standout track-and-field athlete in high school, winning back-to-back triple jump state championships in Wisconsin, and also finishing as runner up in the long jump. He turned down college track scholarships.

Chris Porter

Position: Forward

Age: 35

Height: 6-7

Weight: 214 pounds

Notes: He played in 51 NBA games with the Golden State Warriors back in 2000-01, averaging 8.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. The Warriors had made him a second-round pick in 2000. Last season, he played 34 games for Fort Wayne and averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Was a star in college for Auburn; was a first-team preseason All-American in 1999, after he had been the SEC Player of the Year.

Titus Robinson

Position: Forward

Age: 25

Height: 6-7

Weight: 205 pounds

Notes: He was a varsity player at Buffalo from 2008 to 2012, averaging 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds as a senior. Three of his Bulls teams won 20 or more games, and they finished second in the MAC his last season. He was selected in the sixth round of the D-League draft this year.

Sadiel Rojas

Position: Guard/forward

Age: 24

Height: 6-4

Weight: 190 pounds

Notes: He was added to the roster Wednesday, after beginning the season in Europe. The Mad Ants had desperately wanted him back all along, after he averaged 8.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 50 games last season. This will be his third season in the D-League, all with the Mad Ants. He is known for his defense, too; he had 1.3 steals per game last season. He played in college for Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Terrance Thomas

Position: Forward

Age: 32

Height: 6-6

Weight: 230 pounds

Notes: He’s played in 153 D-League games, dating back to 2006, with Fort Wayne, Fort Worth, Bakersfield, Canton and Reno. Last season with the Mad Ants, he averaged 8.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He played in college for Baylor and has played professionally in Luxembourg, Latvia, Germany and Mexico.

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