Mad Ants pick up four players in D-League draft Training camp opens Tuesday in Fort Wayne.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants picked up four players in the NBA Development League draft on Sunday as they work to fill out their roster for training camp, which opens Tuesday.
Fort Wayne picked guard Travis Leslie and forward Dallas Lauderdale in the first round, guard Chris Fowler in the second round and guard Jordan Loyd in the third round.
The Ants then traded Lauderdale and the rights to returning player Terran Petteway to Maine for the draft rights to center Adam Woodbury and player rights to forward Omari Johnson.
Leslie is a 6-foot-4 guard who played at the University of Georgia and was a second-round pick of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers in 2011.
He spent one year with the Clippers, two years in the D-League and then played overseas. He was the D-League All-Star Game MVP in 2013.
Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 rookie, averaged 7.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes last season. Fowler is a 6-1 rookie out of Central Michigan.
He is the school’s all-time leader in assists, free throws made and free throws attempted. Loyd is a 6-4 rookie out of the University of Indianapolis who averaged 20.9 point, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game last season.
Former Butler University standout Roosevelt Jones was picked in the first round by the Canton Charge.