Fort Wayne Mad Ants to Hold Open Tryouts in Detroit

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will hold open tryouts for the 2013-14 season in the Detroit area on Sunday, September 29th. The Mad Ants are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic.

The tryout will take place at Beech Woods Recreation Center located at 22200 Beech Road, Southfield, Michigan. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the tryout set to begin at 10:00 a.m.

The Mad Ants local player tryouts offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ coaching staff. Players will compete to earn an invitation to the team’s training camp, which will begin in early November.

Interested players should submit the official registration and release forms, in addition to a $150 non-refundable fee to the Mad Ants office by September 25th. The fee for registration on the day of tryouts will be $200. Payments must be made by money order or cashier’s check. Application forms are available at www.fortwaynehoops.com.

About the NBA Development League: The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 14 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Thirty percent of players in the NBA at the end of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com