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April 13th, 2010

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Top Prospects

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 4:07am


Here is a recap of the top 10 prospects from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, broken into a First and Second Team.

First Team


Ryan Thompson (24.0 pts, 6.0 rebs, 3.3 ast, 9-14 3PT)

2010 Albert Schweitzer Tournament Recap

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 5:55pm

This year’s edition of the AST, an event that takes place every two years, was rather disappointing. The two top teams of the Euro Championships U16 Lithuania and Czech were not even invited. Third place Turkey was without superstar Enes Kanter. The fourth place France was missing their star guard Westermann. Perennial powerhouse Serbia was snubbed due to political reasons by the German committee for a second straight time.

Kyrie Irving Interview

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:01am

On Saturday, April 10th, Team USA Select (under 18) beat the World Team 101-97 in Portland, OR. Down by 7 points, Duke bound point guard Kyrie Irving made a key steal and basket to help ignite a comeback late in the game. He finished the game with 15 points (5-10 fg) 5 assists and 0 turnovers. On Thursday before the game, I was able to sit down with Kyrie to ask him about the Hoop Summit experience among other questions.

April 11th

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 4

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 6:25pm



The fourth and final day in Portsmouth was capped off by a highly competitive championship match that featured the two remaining undefeated squads, K&D Rounds & Landscaping and Roger Browns.

April 10th

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 3

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 9:03am



Game 6

Sales Systems Ltd 96 vs Cherry, Bekaert & Holland 86


Landry Fields (14 pts, 11 rebs, 5 ast)

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 11:46am

With the April 25th early entry deadline just 2 weeks away, here's our look at which players should enter the draft and which should stay in school.

The NBA has a selection committee whose job it is to gather information from NBA teams and inform any underclassmen that inquires where they could be expected to go if they declare for the NBA draft early. Players and their families should obviously listen to their opinions over anyone. First rounders have guaranteed contracts and 2nd rounders do not, which is the important distinction.

April 9th

2010 Hoops Summit Preview

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 9:25pm

I've been in Portland since Wednesday for the Nike Hoops Summit and have taken in 3 Team USA practices and 2 World Team practices.

Kyrie IrvingKyrie IrvingThe NBA scouts have been at each of the World Team Practices and were allowed to sit in on the last USA team practice this afternoon. The USA team scrimmaged a team comprised mostly of Portland State players including Nik Raivio.

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 2

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 4:10pm



Portsmouth Invitational Day 2

Game 3

Tidewater Sealants 91 vs Portsmouth Sports Club 83


DeShawn Sims (17 pts, 7 rebs, 8-16 FG)

April 7th

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 1

Wed, 04/07/2010 - 9:07pm


By Jon Pastuszek

When Gordon Hayward’s last second heave skipped off the front rim on Monday in Indianapolis, a stunning, five-star 2010 NCAA Tournament had come to its end. Capped off by CBS’ annual cheesed out montage, “One Shining Moment,” another year is in the books, the Duke Blue Devils' name etched in the season's final chapter as national champs.

April 6th

NBA Draft: Stock Watch, Final Four

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:09am

Regardless of level of play or outcome, Monday's final was one of the most exciting NCAA championship games ever. The game featured 15 lead changes and was highly competitive throughout. For many, it was the perfect good vs. evil story, with the underdog Butler Bulldogs against the everyone-loves-to-hate-Dukies. Gordon Hayward had two chances at the end with shots that could have given Butler the win.