Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
The Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is the nation's oldest amateur basketball tournament showcases 64 of the top college seniors for the upcoming NBA Draft. The 2008 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will be April 9-12. All games held in the gymnasium of Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Lane in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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This year's tournament is the 56th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.)
There are two NBA pre-draft camps, Portsmouth and Orlando NBA pre-draft camp. Portsmouth, which is only for college basketball seniors, is the less important of the two. Very few players at the Portsmouth Invitational Basketball tournament get drafted in the first round, and a select few do get taken in round 2. The rest often play in the D-League or another American minor league, or head overseas. But, Portsmouth is still important, especially since there are only two camps. And some PIT basketball players who don't make the NBA right away do get signed in the future.
InsideHoops.com will post key results of every 2008 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament basketball game.
Here's a Portsmouth preview from NBA.com (new window): Story.
2008 PORTSMOUTH GAME SCHEDULE
Wednesday, April 9
In the first day of the 2008 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, standout players included Gary Forbes, Deron Washington, Jiri Hubalek, Othello Hunter, Pat Calathes, Will Thomas, and Stanley Burrell for his passing ability.
TIDEWATER SEALANTS 99, HOLIDAY INN 81: For Tidewater, Pat Calathes (7-of-9) had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Joseph Jones (7-of-9) had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Martin Zeno (5-of-8) had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Josh Duncan (5-of-12, 2-of-4 threes) had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Mark Tyndale (5-of-9) had 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Aaron Bruce scored 11. Jamar Butler (3-of-10, 3-of-6 threes) scored 9. Shaun Pruitt (4-of-9) had 9 points and 8 rebounds. For Holiday Inn, Will Thomas (7-of-10) had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Gavin Grant (6-of-14) had 13 points and 3 rebounds. Bo McCalebb scored 10, Charles Rhodes had 10 with 9 rebounds. Anthony King blocked 4 shots.
NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD 96, SALES SYSTEMS LTD 88: For Norfolk, Gary Forbes (10-of-18, 4-of-7 threes) had 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Deron Washington ( 7-of-19, 1-of-5 threes) had 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Frank Elegar (5-of-9) had 12 points and 9 rebounds. Anthony Marrow (4-of-13) scored 11. Bryant Dunston (4-of-9) had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. For Sales Systems, Jiri Hubalek (10-of-19) had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Othello Hunter (8-of-10) had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Marcus Hall (6-of-11, 2-of-4 threes) had 14 points and 5 rebounds. Ramel Bradley (5-of-12) had 12 points. Stanley Burrell (1-of-3) had 2 points and 13 assists.
Thursday, April 10
On Day 2, Ramel Bradley, Othello Hunter, Reggie Williams, Jaycee Carroll, Kyle Hines, Mike Green and Rob Kurz played well.
SALES SYSTEM 92, HOLIDAY INN 84: For Sales System, Ramel Bradley (6-of-14) had 22 points and 6 assists. Othello Hunter (6-of-9) had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Justin Hawkins (7-of-14) had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Leon Williams (6-of-12) had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jiri Hubalek (4-of-8) had 9 points and 10 rebounds. For Holiday Inn, Gavin Grant (3-of-7, 9-of-10 free throws) had 15 points. Brian Roberts (6-of-12) had 15 points and 5 assists. Will Thomas (5-of-11) had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony King grabbed 10 rebounds.
PORTSMOUTH SPORTS CLUB 101, CHERRY,BEKAERT & HOLLAND 88: For Sports Club, Reggie Williams (9-of-13) had 22 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Jaycee Carroll (6-of-11) had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Mykal Riley (6-of-13) had 15 points and 4 assists. Haminn Quaintance (6-of-10) had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Kyle Hines had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. Chris Daniels had 3 blocks.
K&D ROUND'S LANDSCAPING 90, NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB 78: For K&D, Folarin Campbell (6-of-11) had 15, Mike Green (3-of-8) had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Arizona Reid (6-of-10) scored 13. Rob Kurz (3-of-9) had 11 points and 12 rebounds. For Norfolk, Quan Prowell (8-of-19) had 19 points and 4 rebounds. Dwayne Curtis (5-of-8) had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Chris Lofton (5-of-12) scored 12. Jonathon Wallace and Drew Lavender each dished 6 assists. Steven Hill blocked 4 shots.
Friday, April 11
Saturday, April 12
2008 PORTSMOUTH TEAM PLAYER ROSTERS
HISTORY OF PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Credit: The Portsmouth staff
Each year for 55 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. The tournament drew the attention of NBA Scouts and General Managers in the mid-70's when players like Dave Cowens, John Lucas, Walt Szczerbiak and Bobby Cremins came to Portsmouth to play. Soon the word spread and approximately 200 Scouts, General Managers and Representatives of all 30 NBA teams began to come to see players like John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, Scottie Pippen and others. Today scouts from numerous international leagues have joined in on the annual April pilgrimage to Portsmouth. Over the years the P.I.T. has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom.