Mad Ants to Hold Open Tryouts in Minneapolis

FORT WAYNE, IN (August 14, 2014) –The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced today that they will hold open tryouts on September 6th in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. The open tryout in Minneapolis will be the first of several tryouts held by the Mad Ants across the country leading up to the 2014-15 season.

The Minneapolis tryout will take place on Saturday, September 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Target Center located at 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. and the tryout will begin at 8:00am.  

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. 

Players who are interested in trying out for the Mad Ants in Minneapolis should submit the official registration and release forms, in addition to a $150 non-refundable fee to the Mad Ants office. Late registration is $200 for all forms received after Thursday, September 4th. Payments must be made by money order or cashier’s check. Application forms are available at All questions should be directed to Kevin Bloom at 260-469-4667 x 106.

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 17 teams, including 14 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty-four percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2013-14 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