Meet the Mad Ants: Tony Mitchell

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Nobody rose to the occasion like Tony Mitchell this postseason. In addition to hitting the game-winner in Game 1 of the second round against Sioux Falls, the two-time Slam Dunk Contest winner hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Finals to seal the game for the Mad Ants and, in an eerily similar move to the one against Sioux Falls, he clinched the title with an up-and-under move with 9.2 seconds left in Game 2.

Fort Wayne won 11 in a row and 20 of 22 to end the season, and it can't go unnoticed that the team really started to click once Mitchell got comfortable in the rotation after joining the team in mid-January.

"At Christmas time, one of my presents was a Ferrari that arrived from China," Fort Wayne coach Conner Henry said of Mitchell. "And so all I have to do most days is start the Ferrari up and hopefully get him not to speed all the time. But dealing with his explosiveness and volatility on a daily basis really made me a better coach and I also think it made him a better player. He embraced it and he's really improved. I'm very happy for him. He's just been a stud the whole Playoffs and the last 25-28 games and when we need a big shot, he hits a big shot."

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