Former Deacon Gage Daye signs with NBA Development League
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (December
8, 2011) - Former Bloomfield College men's
basketball guard Gage
Daye (Newark, N.J.) has been signed
to play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League,
the team announced Thursday, December 8.
Arguably the best player in Bloomfield College history, Daye became the school's all-time leading scorer during his senior season, surpassing Andre Dabney's career mark. A first team All-America selection by Daktronics, Basketball Times Magazine and the Division II Bulletin as a senior, the two-time CACC Player of the Year led Bloomfield to its first CACC Tournament championship since 2006 during his senior campaign in 2010-2011, and to the first Elite Eight in program history. His incredible play in the postseason saw the 6'2 sharpshooter earn CACC Tournament, and East Regional Tournament MVP honors. During his brilliant career, Daye also earned Daktronics East Region Player of the Year honors, and well as an All-Met Player of the year selection.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Gage, and he certainly deserves it," Bloomfield head coach Gerald Holmes said. "He has worked extremely hard to get to this point, and we couldn't be more proud of him. His is a tremendous player with an outstanding work ethic, and I have no doubt he'll be successful. We wish him the best of luck and he continues his career at the next level."
Serving as the primary minor league affiliate to the National Basketball Assocation (NBA), the Development League consists of 16 teams located throughout the United States. The Mad Ants serve as the minor league affiliate for the NBA's Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks.
Daye will take the court for the first time as a member of the Mad Ants Friday, December 9, when the team hosts the Springfield Armor. Tip-off for the contest is set for 7:30 PM.