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  Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Update from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
By Jonathan Givony

Press href=/profile//> Release

March href=/profile//> 8, href=/profile//> 2006

We’re href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Portsmouth href=/profile//> Invitational href=/profile//> Tournament, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> here’s href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> sneak href=/profile//> peek href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> included href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year’s href=/profile//> roster….

WHO: Acceptances href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Portsmouth href=/profile//> Invitational href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> (P.I.T.) href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> received href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> standouts href=/profile//> Nick href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> VCU; href=/profile//> Brandon href=/profile//> Bowman href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Georgetown; href=/profile//> Brad href=/profile//> Buckman href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Texas; href=/profile//> Alex href=/profile//> Loughton href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> ODU; href=/profile//> Torin href=/profile//> Francis href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Notre href=/profile//> Dame; href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Jose href=/profile//> Juan href=/profile//> Barea href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Northeastern.

WHAT: href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> 54th href=/profile//> Annual href=/profile//> Portsmouth href=/profile//> Invitational href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> nation’s href=/profile//> oldest href=/profile//> amateur href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> tournament, href=/profile//> recognized href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> scouts href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> premier href=/profile//> showcase href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> professional href=/profile//> players.

WHEN: href=/profile//> April href=/profile//> 5-8. href=/profile//>

ADMISSION: Tickets href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> $8 href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> $25 href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//>
(NOTE: href=/profile//> Thursday href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Friday href=/profile//> afternoon href=/profile//> consolation href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> FREE, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> admission href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> required href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Saturday href=/profile//> consolation href=/profile//> game). href=/profile//> Tickets href=/profile//> available href=/profile//> through href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> Ticketmaster href=/profile//> outlets href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> through href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Willett href=/profile//> Hall href=/profile//> box href=/profile//> office.

WHERE: All href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> gymnasium href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Churchland href=/profile//> High href=/profile//> School, href=/profile//> 4301 href=/profile//> Cedar href=/profile//> Lane, href=/profile//> Portsmouth.

WHY: The href=/profile//> money href=/profile//> raised href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> funneled href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> local href=/profile//> non-profit href=/profile//> organizations href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> scholarships href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> deserving href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> student-athletes. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> PIT href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> raised href=/profile//> $470,000 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> contributions href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> causes href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> years, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 112 href=/profile//> PIT href=/profile//> scholarships href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> awarded.

CONTACT: href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> Ticket href=/profile//> information: href=/profile//> call href=/profile//> 393-5460 href=/profile//> (Willett href=/profile//> Hall) href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> 671-8100 href=/profile//> (Ticketmaster). href=/profile//>
href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> Additional href=/profile//> information href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> found href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> www.portsmouthinvitational.com.

NOTE: href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ONLY href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> seniors href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> participate href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> evaluated href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Association href=/profile//> prior href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA’s href=/profile//> pre-draft href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> June.


Stay href=/profile//> tuned href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> additional href=/profile//> names href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> players, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> released href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament!

 
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