Last year, C.J. Fair was the toast of Fort Wayne as he put up solid numbers for the Mad Ants of the NBA's D-League. He'll get another chance this year as well as he's returning to Indiana for another go-round.
C.J. Fair is on the preseason roster of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the D-League squad he played with last season. #CuseFamily— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) November 2, 2015
In 56 games for the Mad Ants last year, Fair averaged 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. He signed with the Indiana Pacers during training camp but was waived before the season.
You can see the Mad Ants training camp roster here but it's actually not complete. Fair will be joined by a familiar face this time around: Rakeem Christmas.
Shayne Whittington and Rakeem Christmas have been assigned to our @nbadleague affiliate, Fort Wayne @TheMadAnts. https://t.co/IniBpjtzUn— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) November 2, 2015
Christmas's tour of the pros continues. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, played for the Cavs in the 2015 NBA Summer League, traded again to the Indiana Pacers, signed with the team on July 27 and now heads to Fort Wayne to play on their behalf.
Good luck to both our former Syracuse Orange as they keep fighting for a chance in the NBA. Also, keep an eye out for when the Mad Ants take on the Iowa Energy, who drafted Rick Jackson over the weekend.