We're getting close to the Mad Ants' home opener – 7 p.m. against the Erie BayHawks – and the thing I'm most interested in seeing is Alize Johnson, the Indiana Pacers' rookie second-round draft pick. He's listed in the probable starting lineup with Edmond Sumner, Ike Anigbogu, Davon Reed and Ben Moore. That's, well, that's an NBA-heavy looking lineup.
Remember, the BayHawks were the team that knocked Fort Wayne from the playoffs last season.
A note about Johnson: He was the first Missouri State player taken in the NBA draft since Winston Garland in 1987.