The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament gives NBA GMs and international scouts a chance to see the best graduating college seniors in the country in a centralized location in five-on-five situations.
Some players move themselves up draft boards with strong performances (e.g., Derek Fisher, John Salmons), but the bulk of these players are fringe NBA prospects at best.
Each year an increasing number of the "best" seniors are turning down invitations in fear of being exposed at the tournament.
Some agents feel GMs have seen enough of their clients, and opt to keep their players out of Portsmouth to begin working on skills for individual workouts.
This year some of the prospects we most wanted to see have withdrawn: Da'Sean Butler (injury), Omar Samhan (agent), and Brian Zoubek (?).
If you can't get to the tournament, take a look at the box scores after each game. Each of the guys on this list may not get drafted, but could do a lot to help their stock with a strong performance this weekend at Portsmouth.