Portsmouth Invitational: Official Rosters and Preview
by: Kyle Nelson - College Basketball Scout
April 5, 2008
The 2008 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, the NCAA seniors-only tournament, will be held from April 9th-12th in Portsmouth, Virginia. Complete team rosters are listed below. Check out the official website of PIT, where you can find more info as well as the daily box scores

Some of the biggest names on the official PIT rosters include the likes of Darnell Jackson, Sasha Kaun, James Mays, Kentrell Gransberry, Jamar Butler, Sonny Weems, Chris Lofton, Richard Roby, Pat Calathes, Joe Crawford, Derrick Low and DeMarcus Nelson.

This year’s field is notably missing a number of seniors who aren’t currently projected to be drafted, but for one reason or another decided to stay at home and not be evaluated by NBA executives. They include Will Daniels, Malik Hairston, Steven Hill, Bryce Taylor, and Sean Singletary.

This years field looks very strong, but we should keep in mind that in years past there has been a tendency for some players to pull out of the tournament at the last moment, so it will be interesting to see how many of players listed below will actually arrive in Portsmouth on Wednesday.

You can follow the tournament here on DraftExpress, as we'll have multiple staff members in attendance recapping the games all day long. We’ll be writing about individual player performances and conducting interviews with the players and others in attendance.
Roster List:

Cherry, Berkaert & Holland

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Brian Butch Wisconsin PF/C 6’11 12.3 ppg 6.6 rpg
Patrick Ewing Jr. Georgetown SF/PF 6’8 6.1 ppg 4.2 rpg
James Mays Clemson PF 6’9 10.7 ppg 6.8 rpg
Sonny Weems Arkansas SG/SF 6’6 15.0 ppg 37% 3FG
Parfait Bitee Rhode Island PG 6’2 11.8 ppg 51.4% 3FG
Joe Crawford Kentucky SG 6’4 17.9 ppg 47% FG
Derrick Low Washington State PG/SG 6’2 14.1 ppg 39.5% 3FG
JaJuan Smith Tennessee PG/SG 6’2 14.4 ppg 38.3% 3FG

Holiday Inn – Portsmouth

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Gavin Grant NC State PG/SG/SF 6’8 13.1 ppg 39% 3FG
Anthony King Miami PF/C 6’9 7.1 ppg 7.0 rpg
Charles Rhodes PF 6’8 17.4 ppg 7.8 rpg
Will Thomas George Mason PF 6’7 16.0 ppg 10.4 rpg
Demetric Bennett South Alabama SG 6’4 19.7 ppg 40.5% 3FG
Alex Harris UC-Santa Barbara SG 6’6 20.2 ppg 41.6% 3FG
Bo McCalebb New Orleans PG/SG 6’0 23.2 ppg 40.5% 3FG
Brian Roberts Dayton PG/SG 6’2 18.4 ppg 45.5% 3FG

K&D Rounds Landscaping

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Longar Longar Oklahoma C 6’11 11.4 ppg 5.6 rpg
Kentrell Gransberry South Florida PF 6’9 16.0 ppg 10.8 rpg
Rob Kurz Notre Dame PF 6’9 12.5 ppg 7.1 rpg
Arizona “A.Z.” Reid High Point PF 6’5 23.9 ppg 11.0 rpg
Mike Green Butler PG/SG 6’3 14.6 ppg 5.1 apg
Marcelus Kemp Nevada SG 6’5 20.0 ppg 5.4 rpg
DeMarcus Nelson Duke PG/SG/SF 6’4 14.5 ppg 5.8 rpg
Russell Robinson Kansas PG/SG 6’1 6.9 ppg 4.7 apg

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Darian Townes Arkansas PF/C 6’10 12.1 ppg 5.5 rpg
Bryant Dunston Fordham PF 6’8 15.5 ppg 9.8 rpg
Deron Washington Virginia Tech SF 6’7 13.1 ppg 6.5 rpg
Adrian Banks Arkansas State SG 6’3 18.4 ppg 44.3% 3FG
Gary Forbes Massachusetts SG/SF 6’7 19.5 ppg 7.7 rpg
A.J. Graves Butler PG/SG 6’1 13.6 ppg 88.9% FT
Anthony Morrow Georgia Tech SG 6’5 14.3 ppg 44.8% 3FG
Jason Richards Davidson PG 6’2 12.7 ppg 8.1 apg

Norfolk Sports Club

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Sasha Kaun Kansas PF/C 6’11 7.7 ppg 68.5% FG
Dwayne Curtis Mississippi PF 6’8 12.4 ppg 6.2 rpg
Richard Roby Colorado SG 6’6 17.0 ppg 6.0 rpg
Jonte Flowers Winona State SG 6’5 17.9 ppg 3.4 spg
Drew Lavender Xavier PG/SG 5’7 10.8 ppg 4.5 apg
Chris Lofton Tennessee SG 6’2 15.5 ppg 38.4% 3FG
Quan Prowell Auburn SG/SF/PF 6’8 15.0 ppg 41.1% 3FG
Jonathan Wallace Georgetown PG/SG 6’1 10.7 ppg 44.7% 3FG

Portsmouth Sports Club

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Chris Daniels Texas A&M- Corpus Christi C 7’0 12.8 ppg 6.3 rpg
Kyle Hines UNC-Greensboro PF 6’6 19.2 ppg 9.1 rpg
Darnell Jackson Kansas PF 6’8 12.3 ppg 7.1 rpg
Mykal Riley Alabama SG/SF 6’6 14.9 ppg 43.3% 3FG
Reggie Williams VMI SG/SF 6’6 27.8 ppg 9.7 rpg
Jaycee Carroll Utah State SG 6’2 22.4 49.8% 3FG
Dominique Kirk Texas A&M PG/SG 6’3 8.4 ppg 3.6 apg
Rob McKiver Houston SG 6’3 23.6 ppg 38.6% 3FG

Sales Systems LTD

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Aleks Maric Nebraska C 6’11 15.7 ppg 10.2 rpg
Justin Hawkins New Mexico State SF/PF 6’7 18.1 ppg 7.2 rpg
Othello Hunter Ohio State PF/C 6’8 9.7 ppg 6.4 rpg
Brian Laing Seton Hall SF 6’5 18.6 ppg 6.9 rpg
Leon Williams Ohio PF 6’8 16.4 ppg 9.8 rpg
Ramel Bradley Kentucky PG/SG 6’2 15.9 ppg 3.4 apg
Stanley Burrell Xavier PG/SG 6’3 9.7 ppg 3.8 apg
Marcus Hall Colorado PG/SG 6’1 14.0 ppg 4.0 apg

Tidewater Sealants

Name School Position Height Points/Game Notable Stat
Shaun Pruitt Illinois PF/C 6’10 12.6 ppg 7.3 rpg
Pat Calathes Saint Joseph’s SF 6’10 17.5 ppg 7.5 rpg
Joseph Jones Texas A&M PF/C 6’9 10.3 ppg 40.0% 3FG
Mark Tyndale Temple SG/SF 6’5 15.9 ppg 7.2 rpg
Aaron Bruce Baylor PG/SG 6’3 8.4 ppg 1.9 apg
Jamar Butler Ohio State PG 6’1 14.8 ppg 6.0 apg
Josh Duncan Xavier PF 6’9 12.4 ppg 41.7% 3FG
Martin Zeno Texas Tech SG 6’5 16.0 ppg 4.5 rpg
 


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Darnell Jackson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 241 lbs.
Birthday: 11/07/1985
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Midwest City
Previous Team: Yesilgiresun , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #22 in 2008 Draft
by the Heat
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
16.2 Pts, 6.7 Rebs, 1.4 Asts


Sasha Kaun
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Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 247 lbs.
Birthday: 05/08/1985
31 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Florida Air Academy
Previous Team: Cavaliers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #26 in 2008 Draft
by the Supersonics
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
0.9 Pts, 1.1 Rebs, 0.1 Asts


James Mays
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Birthday: 03/08/1986
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Garner
Previous Team: Brindisi , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
13.4 Pts, 9.2 Rebs, 0.8 Asts


Kentrell Gransberry
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 290 lbs.
Birthday: 08/01/1985
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Woodlawn
Previous Team: Los Angeles , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
1.0 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Jamar Butler
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Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 182 lbs.
Birthday: 09/27/1985
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Shawnee Central
Previous Team: Ohio St , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
11.5 Pts, 1.6 Rebs, 2.8 Asts


Sonny Weems
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 193 lbs.
Birthday: 07/08/1986
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: West Memphis
Previous Team: 76ers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #9 in 2008 Draft
by the Bulls
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
2.5 Pts, 1.1 Rebs, 1.3 Asts


Chris Lofton
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: 03/27/1986
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Mason County
Previous Team: Le Mans , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
10.6 Pts, 1.5 Rebs, 1.7 Asts


Richard Roby
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Birthday: 09/30/1985
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lawrence Academy
Previous Team: Colorado , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
16.4 Pts, 4.8 Rebs, 0.6 Asts


Pat Calathes
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Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birthday: 12/12/1985
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lake Howell
Previous Team: Astana , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
12.5 Pts, 8.2 Rebs, 2.5 Asts


Joe Crawford
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Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 213 lbs.
Birthday: 06/18/1986
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Renaissance
Previous Team: Erie , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #28 in 2008 Draft
by the Lakers
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
5.7 Pts, 1.7 Rebs, 1.2 Asts


Derrick Low
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 186 lbs.
Birthday: 03/21/1986
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Iolani School
Previous Team: Pasvalys , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
14.9 Pts, 2.4 Rebs, 4.4 Asts


DeMarcus Nelson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 11/03/1985
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Sheldon
Previous Team: Malaga , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
4.7 Pts, 1.8 Rebs, 1.6 Asts


Will Daniels
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birthday: 04/21/1986
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Franklin Delano Roosevelt HS
Previous Team: Limoges , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
8.0 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 0.9 Asts


Malik Hairston
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birthday: 02/24/1987
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Renaissance
Previous Team: AEK Athens , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #18 in 2008 Draft
by the Suns
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
8.7 Pts, 2.7 Rebs, 1.8 Asts