We're back in Virginia once again for the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a historic camp in its 62nd edition, intended to showcase the top 64 NCAA senior draft prospects for all 30 NBA teams. Find out who stood out on day one.
Were back for our third straight D-League Showcase, undoubtedly one of our favorite events on the basketball calendar. This is a setting for the hardcore onlyyou better be very serious about basketball if you decided to make it over hereand is always a good place to catch up on the latest in the industry with the numerous scouts, International teams, agents and players that make the trip.
Fatigue began to set in for many of the prospects and scouts in attendance here in day four, causing much of the attention to turn to the 15 physical-only players, who were here to participate in the combine and conduct light drills and skills-based workouts that drew quite a crowd of high-level NBA executives. Derrick Rose had a very impressive workout on one end of the floor, while Brian Roberts was superb in a game setting on the other.
The third day of the NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando saw many prospects break out of their shells and finally play up to their full potential. Players are settling into playing alongside each other and the games began to take on more resemblance of actual basketball. Gary Forbes 30 point outing and Mike Taylors 24 points were the highlights of the day.