The Journal Gazette
Monday, January 03, 2022 12:28 pm

Fort Wayne native McCall rejoining Mad Ants

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne native D.J. McCall is rejoining the Mad Ants, who have been ravaged by NBA call-ups.

McCall, 26, played for the Mad Ants in 2019-20, averaging 1.3 points and 2.1 rebounds over 25 games. He played at Concordia High School and IUPUI.

McCall played last May in the EuroPro Summer League in Valencia, Spain.

"The pandemic has presented continuous challenges for everyone and professional basketball is certainly no exception,” Mad Ants general manager Chris Taylor said in a news release. “However, with the challenges also comes opportunity. And that is where D.J. steps in.

“D.J. remained close with our organization, we have talked a few times about life after basketball and starting his second career, and he even came to a few of our games early in the season. … Little did we know Clark Kent was sitting in the stands.

"With all of our current NBA call-ups, we were scrambling to fill out our roster. So I called D.J. and like something out of a comic book, he threw on his cape and saved us in Superman-esque fashion.”

The Mad Ants are without Keifer Sykes, Justin Anderson, Terry Taylor and Duane Washington Jr., all with the Indiana Pacers.


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