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ZagNative
04-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Looks like Pangos and B-Wes declined invitation or were not invited, per Draft Express story (http://www.draftexpress.com/article/2015-Portsmouth-Invitational-Tournament-Official-Rosters-and-Preview-4870).


The players participating at the 2015 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (April 8-11, official site (https://www.portsmouthinvitational.com/2015-players.html)) were announced today.

This is a particularly tough year for the PIT, which elected to hold their tournament the same week as the Nike Hoop Summit. That is expected to hurt the attendance numbers of top-level NBA decision makers, even if many scouts will still be present as always. Portsmouth was held a week later last year, and not as close to the NCAA Final Four, which is not ideal for some athletes from schools which were only recently eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

The fact that there will once again be five on five competition games played at the NBA Combine in Chicago also may have prevented some seniors from attending Portsmouth as well, as some may feel like they are better suited waiting to play there rather than risking a poor performance against lesser rated prospects at the PIT. For some, that gamble won't pay off, though, as there are only so many spots at the NBA Combine, certainly as far as NCAA seniors are concerned.

Top prospects Attending:
(Numbers listed next to players represent their standing in our Top-100 prospect rankings for the 2015 draft)

#81 Darrun Hilliard Villanova
#83 Wesley Saunders Harvard
#89 Joshua Smith Georgetown
#97 Treveon Graham VCU
#100 D.J. Newbill Penn State

Other Potential Second Round Picks Participating
(Numbers listed next to players represent their standing in our NCAA Senior prospect rankings)

#20 Le'Bryan Nash Oklahoma State
#27 Jarvis Summers Mississippi
#29 Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa
#30 Rayvonte Rice Illinois
#36 Yanick Moreira Southern Methodist
#37 Wayne Blackshear Louisville
#47 Bryce Dejean-Jones Iowa State
#52 Royce O'Neale Baylor
#57 Pat Connaughton
#59 Cady Lalanne Massachusetts
#63 Corey Hawkins UC-Davis

From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz3WZcynVEc
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Kong-Kool-Aid
04-06-2015, 03:57 PM
I would guess Pangos may get an invite to the combine.

sittingon50
04-06-2015, 04:17 PM
Looks like Pangos and B-Wes declined invitation or were not invited, per Draft Express story (http://www.draftexpress.com/article/2015-Portsmouth-Invitational-Tournament-Official-Rosters-and-Preview-4870).

Nor GBJ.

Brad Waldow & Davonte Lacy invited. Good Luck to them.

Birddog
04-06-2015, 04:39 PM
In recent years many fairly good prospects have skipped this so-called showcase to do individual workouts. They feel they are better evaluated and aren't part of a rat ball game.

Mojo13
04-07-2015, 11:15 AM
In recent years many fairly good prospects have skipped this so-called showcase to do individual workouts. They feel they are better evaluated and aren't part of a rat ball game.

And a boat load skip the PIT only to never get invited to the pre-draft combine or get individual work-outs.

If any of them were actually invited to the PIT (I am guessing Pangos was) I am not sure it is a good idea to decline considering their current draft prospects (not good). All three of them need as much exposure as possible. Lots of Euro scouts at the PIT as well.

OZZY
04-07-2015, 04:44 PM
While KP has a goal of playing in the NBA, and will give it his best shot, he will already be on the radar of many of the top Euro teams.