Sunday, October 11, 2009
The Mad Ants open tryouts finished up this weekend. There were over 100 guys who tried out for the team! Just an amaziningly big number. I am not sure what to make of the big crowd, whether it has to do with jobs drying up overseas or the fact the Mad Ants and the NBA D-League name is increasingly ringing out. Above you can see Coach Meyer talking to the guys at the end of Day 1. Another surprise was on Day 2 of the tryouts was the visit of Rod Wilmont. Rod is a former IU player who played for the Mad Ants in our inaugural season. Rod was there watching some of his friends try out, but he also jumped in a few scrimmages as well. Could we see Rod back in a Mad Ants uniform?
Another familiar face at tryouts was Jarred Axon who played back up point guard for Mad Ants part of last season. Axon shot was looking good today and he showed off his outside range. As Jarred is a reader of Martz Madness, I of course am rooting him to come back for the 09-10 season.
Crazy to think the season is getting so close! It's nice to have some basketball to talk about. I will continue to give you updates as they come in.