Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) is an annual basketball tournament held in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious pre-draft events for college seniors and international players aspiring to play professional basketball.
The PIT was first held in 1953 and has since become a prominent showcase for players looking to make an impression on professional scouts, coaches, and executives. The tournament typically takes place in April after the conclusion of the college basketball season and spans several days.
The primary goal of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is to provide a competitive environment where players can display their skills, teamwork, and basketball IQ. The tournament features a round-robin format, with the participating teams composed of a mix of college seniors from various NCAA programs.
The PIT attracts scouts and representatives from NBA teams, as well as international leagues, who evaluate the participants' performances. It serves as an opportunity for players to enhance their draft stock, secure invitations to NBA team workouts, or garner interest from professional teams overseas.
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has a long history of showcasing talent, and many successful NBA players have participated in the event over the years. Notable alumni include Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, and Jimmy Butler, among others.
It's important to note that the PIT is specific to college seniors and does not include underclassmen or international prospects who have not played college basketball in the United States.
Year-by-year Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Teams: Rosters Below
2023 Tournament Roster
Sir'Jabari Rice , Texas (MVP)
Kevin Obanor , Texas Tech
Kendric Davis , Memphis
KJ Williams , Louisiana State
Grant Sherfield , Oklahoma
Ed Croswell , Providence
D'Moi Hodge , Missouri
Tanner Groves , Oklahoma
Timmy Allen , Texas
Tevian Jones , Southern Utah
Tyger Campbell , UCLA
Toumani Camara , Dayton