Portsmouth Invitational 2013: Rosters, Top Recruits, Schedule and More

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Portsmouth Invitational 2013: Rosters, Top Recruits, Schedule and More
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The 61st annual Portsmouth Invitational is tipping off on Wednesday and will put a number of senior talents largely flying under the NBA draft radar on display.

These young men can change their fortunes and navigate their way onto the big boards by putting together a solid performance against other hopefuls during this four-day prospect showcase in Virginia.

Let’s take a look at a complete list of players in this event, check out the tourney schedule, highlight some notable participants and more in our 2013 Portsmouth Invitational preview.

 

When: Wednesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 13         

Where: Churchland High School, Portsmouth, Va.

 

Notable Prospects

Peyton Siva, Louisville

Siva just led the Cardinals to a national title with his stellar play from the point guard position, orchestrating a full-court press on defense and setting up his teammates on the other end.

The 6’0” guard finished his storybook 2012-13 campaign with averages of 10.0 points, 5.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.

He’s a proven winner who could be counted on to lock down his man and facilitate coach Rick Pitino’s offense. Siva will now try to take his talents to the NBA, where he has a good chance of being selected in the draft.

While Portsmouth may not provide the same level of exposure that the Final Four and championship did in Atlanta, scouts and general managers will certainly be paying attention to his performance over the next few days.

 

Richard Howell, NC State

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NC State was a disappointment during the regular season and was quickly bounced from the 2013 NCAA tourney, but it wasn’t due to Howell’s lack of effort.

The Wolfpack star forward piled in 12.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks per contest, contributing heavily in the paint despite his relatively diminutive 6’8” stature.

Whatever Howell lacks in height he makes up for in desire and strength, as the 257-pounder worked hard for his rebounds and used his big hands to haul them in. His bulky frame allowed him to muscle his way into the paint and get buckets or move opponents for boards.

If he’s able to show he can clean the glass and score at will in the paint in this event, he’s certainly going to bolster his draft stock

 

Carl Hall, Wichita State

 

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Hall started gaining recognition when his Shockers made a run to the Final Four—and very nearly the 2013 NCAA championship game.

The big man stands at only 6’8”, 240 pounds, but he’s one of the toughest players in the nation and isn’t afraid to bang bodies with anyone.

This fearlessness translates into exceptional offensive rebounding capabilities and other second-chance opportunities for his team. Hall is a solid glue guy due to his relentless motor, which makes sense when you consider he overcame a major heart issue to even play the game at this level.

If he’s able to unleash his tenacity and prove effective against bigger foes in the paint, Hall will greatly increase his stock prior to the draft.

 

Complete List of Participants

*Team rosters and sponsors can be found here.

Anosike, O.D.
Barone, Kyle
Bell-Holter, Damen
Berggren, Jared
Booker, Devin
Boynton, Kenny
Broekhoff, Ryan
Brown, Tyler
Buckner, Reginald
Clanton, Keith
Clark, Ian
Clarke, Rotnei
Clyburn, Will
Cohen, Jake
Cooley, Jack
Cooper, D.J.
Council, Vincent
Daniel, Ed
Davies, Brandon
Davis, A.J.
Davis, Dwayne
Dillard, Kevin
Drew II, Larry
Ennis, James
Evans, Chris
Foster, Kevin
Gaddy, Abdul
Galloway, Ramon
Hagins, Jamelle
Hall, Carl
Holloway, Murphy
Howell, Richard
Hulls, Jordan
Iverson, Colton
Joaquim, Vander
Johnson, Elijah
Jones, Lamont
Kemp, Maurice
Lyons, Mark
Marshall, Anthony
McGruder, Rodney
Minnerath, Nick
Motum, Brock
N'Diaye, Aziz
Nix, Derrick
Okoye, Stan
Olasewere, Jamal
Releford, Travis
Richardson, D.J.
Rosario, Mike
Ryan, Colt
Scott, Durand
Seeley, D.J.
Singler, E.J.
Siva, Peyton
Smith, Andrew
Story, Malik
Tapley, Chase
Turner, Elston
Vaughn, Kwame
Wood, Scott
Woods, Tony
Wyatt, Khalif
Yarou, Mouphtaou

 

Schedule

*Complete schedule with sponsors can be found here. 

Game 1: Wednesday April 10 at 7 p.m. ET (First Round)

Game 2: Wednesday April 10 at 9 p.m. ET (First Round)

Game 3: Thursday April 11 at 3:15 p.m. ET (Consolation, G1 vs. G2)

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Game 4: Thursday April 11 at 7 p.m. ET (First Round)

Game 5: Thursday April 11 at 9 p.m. ET (First Round)

Game 6: Friday April 12 at 3:15 p.m. ET (Consolation, G4 vs. G5)

Game 7: Friday April 12 at 7 p.m. ET (G1 vs. G2 Winner)

Game 8: Friday April 12 at 9 p.m. ET (G4 vs. G5 Winner)

Game 9: Saturday April 13 at 12 p.m. ET (Consolation, G3 vs. G6 Loser)

Game 10: Saturday April 13 at 2 p.m. ET (Consolation, G3 vs. G6 Winner)

Game 11: Saturday April 13 at 6 p.m. ET (G7 vs. G8 Loser, Third Place)

Game 12: Saturday April 13 8 p.m. ET (G7 vs. G8 Championship) 

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