Archive - 2012
A common sentiment among the throngs of NBA and international league representatives gathered in Portsmouth’s Churchland High gym Wednesday evening was the desire to identify potential low maintenance prospects who can address specific needs faced by their clubs. Half of this year’s 64 participants took the court on the tournament’s opening evening in a doubleheader that featured five lesser known CPOYs and a number of under appreciated bigs. Vying to make lasting impressions in the minds of professional basketball’s brain trust, this year’s P.I.T.
Jeffery Taylor is a wing for the Vanderbilt Commodores, and one of the top seniors available for this year's draft. He averaged over 16 points and close to 6 rebounds while helping lead his team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament for the third straight year before falling to Wisconsin in the round of 32. Jeffery showed improvement in his game in all four years at Vandy and is currently projected as a first round draft pick.
On Saturday, the USA Team's lack of quality point guard play (Marcus Paige injured) was too much to overcome. An average World Team (from a talent standpoint) was able to build a big, early lead and hold on in the end to defeat an undermanned USA squad 84-75.