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Portsmouth Invitational 2017: Mid-major roster list

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As we near the NBA Draft, the annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament kicks off with 64 college seniors looking to improve their stock in front of pro scouts. One of two pre-draft camps, the PIT has traditionally given off-the-radar players an opportunity to showcase their skills against similar talent. Notable tournament alumni who used the event as a springboard include Kent Bazemore (Old Dominion), Robert Covington (Tennessee State), and JJ Barea (Northeastern).

This year’s participants, divided into eight teams that compete in a three-day tournament, include some notable players from mid-major conferences:

Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara
Tyler Cavanaugh, George Washington
Charles Cooke, Dayton
Milton Doyle, Loyola-Chicago
Jimmy Hall, Kent State
Josh Hawkinson, Washington State
Isaiah Johnson, Akron
Tim Kempton: Lehigh
Paris Lee, Illinois State
JeQuan Lewis, VCU
Marcus Marshall, Nevada
Erik McCree, Louisiana Tech
Dallas Moore, North Florida
Jalen Moore, Utah State
Lamond Murray Jr., Pepperdine
Emmanuel Omogbo, Colorado State
Justin Robinson, Monmouth
DeWayne Russell, Grand Canyon
Jeremy Senglin, Weber State
Scoochie Smith, Dayton
Steve Taylor Jr., Toledo
Rashawn Thomas, Texas A&M CC
Justin Tuoyo, Tennessee Chattanooga
Reggie Upshaw Jr., Middle Tennessee State
Jordan Washington, Iona
Jacob Wiley, Eastern Washington
JaCorey Williams, Middle Tennessee State
T.J. Williams, Northeastern

Play kicks off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and continues through Saturday. Games are not televised, but you can follow the action via @PITourney on Twitter.