For the 6th straight year I was back in Portsmouth, VA for the 65th annual Portsmouth Invitational Basketball Tournament commonly known as the PIT. The Tournament takes place over 4 days and features the nations top 64 senior’s who play games in front of NBA scouts, GM’s, and a host of international coaches and scouts. Below I have given my All-Tournament team which as always is no reflection of what they did during the season as this was based solely on their play here this week.
My MVP for the tournament was Damyean Dotson, a 6’5″ guard from the University of Houston. He was one of the most consistent players all week and showed he could score the ball in a variety of ways.
PG- London Perrantes, G, 6’2″, UVA
Every year Virginia players seem to do very well at the PIT and it was no exception this year as London showed he was the best pure PG in attendance. He made great reads out of the PnR and made quick on time passes. He got the ball up court quickly and took care of the ball not turning it over. Could find himself making an NBA team as an un-drafted FA.
SG- Matt Jones, G, 6’5″, Duke
Matt was solid all week and showed he could not only knock down the NBA 3 but also score off the bounce. He played the passing lanes and was under control. Has great size for the off guard and could find himself in the G-League this season.
F- JaCorey Wiliams, F, 6’8″, Middle Tenn. State
The C-USA POY showed a great motor and solid athleticism. He led the PIT in scoring with just over 20 ppg. Loved his length and ability to defend multiple positions.
F- Tyler Cavanaugh, F, 6’9″, George Washington
Stretch 4 man who can also score with his back to the basket. Very strong player. Grew more and more confident as the week went on and ended up finishing 2nd in scoring with over 19 ppg.
F- Jacob Wiley, F, 6’7″, Eastern Washington
Loved the way he competed and played both ends. Best energy in the tournament. Runs the floor like a deer and was all over the offensive boards. Always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.
Erik McCree, 6’8″, F, LA Tech
Zach LeDay, 6’7″, F, VA Tech
Dallas Moore, 6’1″, G, North Florida
Jimmy Hall, 6’8″, F, Kent State
Derrick White, 6’5″, G, Colorado