Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Something New

The Mad Ants are on the road to Canton this morning after a couple tough losses to Erie this past Thursday and Sunday. The Mad Ants will face Canton on the road tomorrow night and as always you can watch live, free, and online via NBA Futurecast. Game tips off at 7pm EST.

Canton has been hot lately winning their last five games, and being 8-2 in the last ten. Notre Dame Alumni and current Cleveland Cavalier Luke Harangody is on assignment with Canton and has been putting up monstrous numbers averaging 19 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. This will be a tough match up for the Mad Ants, but our roster has had an influx of talent so don't be surprised if we steal a win here.

The Mad Ants own NBA assigned player Vernon Macklin played very well on Thursday and Sunday on loan from the Detroit Pistons. After two games he is averaging 15.5 pts, 17 rbs, and 3.5 assists and giving the low post presence we have been lacking all season. For Vernon's first game with the Mad Ants I decided to do something a little different and create a video synopsis following him during the game. I also interjected a few quick interviews with Mad Ants Coaches, Vernon, and the Piston's Basketball Operations staff member Dell Potter.

Take a look below and let me know what you think, this is my first try with a video of this kind so I would love your input. A big thank you to Jeff Potter, Sebastian Pruiti, and Steve Jobs for help getting this put together.

The Mad Ants return home on April 6th and 7th. Tell your friends!


  1. stewe gansey is great

  2. At what? Losing games. You got that right. He is a master at that.

    Fresh start next year= clean house completely.

    New coaches (2 is enough), a whole groups of new players, and some sort of commitment to winning that goes beyond just saying we want to win. We need to bring in guys that are worth developing, but we also need to see some quality pro basketball. Constantly being a horrible shooting team both for FGs and FTs needs to be addressed. Somehow the Ants have to find a way to get some of those good players that so many of the other D-league teams seem to get.

  3. Great job on the Vernon Macklin profile, very cool stuff. That is a perfect example of the kind of insight devout fans really look for and enjojy when players from their favorite NBA team are assigned to the D-league. Next time there's a Milwaukee Buck in Fort Wayne I hope to see a similar piece. Keep up it up!