Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Starts Tonight

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The 57th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament officially starts tonight at 7 pm at Churchland High School.  Each year 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 draws the attention of all 30 NBA teams, numerous international teams, and player agents.

This year’s tournament is more important for the players now that the NBA has changed the format of the annual Pre-Draft Camp.  Once held in Orlando, the camp is now moving back to it’s original destination of Chicago.  More importantly, the camp will no longer feature 5-on-5 games and will strictly be limited to measurements and physical exams, interviews, and some light skill work.  Draftexpress did a good write up on the changes with the Pre-Draft Camp and you can read the information here.

As a result of the change in the NBA’s Pre-Draft Camp and the heightened imporatance of these games for potential pros, this year’s roster of players is quite good.  The official list of players and team rosters can be found here and here.  There will be plenty of players to watch and I am looking forward to the games.

Tonight’s action starts with K&D Rounds Landscaping taking on Sales Systems Ltd. at 7 pm and Tidewater Sealants squaring off against Portsmouth Partnership at 9 pm.  As mentioned earlier, the complete list of team rosters is available on the Tournament’s home page.  The rosters for tonight’s games are shown below.

7 pm Game

K&D Rounds Landscaping Roster

K&D Rounds Landscaping Roster

Sales Systems Ltd. Roster

Sales Systems Ltd. Roster

9 pm Game

Tidwater Sealants Roster

Tidwater Sealants Roster

Portsmouth Partnership Roster

Portsmouth Partnership Roster

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