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Local Basketball Players To Participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

The 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will feature several local players. The annual event will run from April 6th - 9th in Portsmouth, Virginia and features 64 of the top seniors in college basketball.

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All three Pitt scholarship seniors, Gilbert Brown, Brad Wanamaker, and Gary McGhee, will take part in the event and have another chance to get in front of some NBA scouts. The three players are on three different teams and could run into each other during some of the games.

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Penn State guard Talor Battle and West Virginia guard Casey Mitchell will also be playing and looking to attract some attention in hopes of being drafted. In addition, Duquesne will be sending two seniors - guard Bill Clark and forward Damian Saunders.

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The Big East and Big Ten will be well represented as a total of 18 players from those two conferences are scheduled to participate. The event is a relatively inexpensive one to attend ($10.00 per day). Here's the official website.

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