In another move to bolster their roster, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants have officially acquired Marquis Teague in a trade with the Oklahoma City Blue. The 6 foot 2 point guard averaged 15 points and 6 assists a game, making him a viable option in the starting lineup.
This move creates a homecoming vibe of sorts in the making. Marquis Teague was born and raised in Indianapolis, and his older brother Jeff Teague is the starting point guard for the Mad Ants’ NBA affiliate Indiana Pacers.
Teague attended the University of Kentucky, and was apart of the star-studded NCAA championship team in 2012 that included current NBA superstar Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
After winning the championship, Teague would forgo the rest of his college eligibility and enter the 2012 NBA draft. He was selected 29th overall by the Chicago Bulls. He spent two seasons in Chicago developing his talents behind Derrick Rose.
During his time with the Bulls, Teague played with the Iowa Energy on occasion until being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in January 2014. Then in October of 2014, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he was waived three days later.
Within a month’s time however, Marquis Teague was drafted ninth overall in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft by the Oklahoma City Blue. He would play for the Blue consistently through the 2016 season before deciding to play overseas.
By Joshua Hamer