2012 Mad Ants Draft Overview
Drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the 2011 NBA Draft, Johnson was traded to the Boston Celtics where he appeared in 36 games, averaging 8.3 minutes and 3.2 points. Most recently, Johnson appeared in two preseason games for the Houston Rockets where he averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds in 5.5 minutes.
A standout at Purdue University, Johnson was named Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He averaged 20.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game, and led his team to a 26-8 record during his senior year at Purdue.
“We are really excited about what we were able to do in this year’s draft,” said Mad Ants President, Jeff Potter. “We wanted to make our roster much more athletic, and we wanted to make this the most competitive draft possible. I think we accomplished that with this group of players.”
Following is the list of players drafted by the Mad Ants:
|Lenny Daniel||F||6-8||215||Cal State Northridge|
|Darnell Dodson||F||6-7||220||Southern Mississippi|
|Jason Warren||F||6-7||195||Missouri Western|
|Dante Williams||G||6-0||185||East Tennessee State|
|Bryant Austin||F||6-6||215||Indiana Tech|
The nine players drafted by the Mad Ants will join with the following players to complete the 16 man training camp roster which kicks off on Tuesday, November 13th:
|Mike Anderson||F||6-8||205||VA Commonwealth|
|Jarrid Famous||F||6-11||240||South Florida|
|Sadiel Rojas||G||6-4||190||Oklahoma Wesleyan|
|Walker Russell Jr.||G||6-0||170||Jacksonville State|
|Tommy Smith||F||6-10||215||Arizona State|
The Mad Ants will tip-off their 2012-13 season against the Erie Bayhawks on Friday, November 23rd at 7:30pm at the Memorial Coliseum. Season tickets for the 2012-2013 season are on sale now and start at just $99! For ticket information call 260-469-4667.