April 5, 2008
– Georgia Tech senior guard Anthony Morrow has been invited to the 56th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a showcase for outstanding basketball players in their senior year of college that will take place Apr. 9-12 at Churchland High School on Portsmouth, Va.
The P.I.T. is the nation’s oldest amateur basketball tournament. It is recognized by NBA and European scouts as the premier showcase for future professional players. The P.I.T. is the only tournament for college seniors to participate in and be evaluated by the National Basketball Association prior to the NBA’s pre-draft camp in Orlando.
The 64 invitees are divided into eight teams with eight players each, who play a 12-game tournament over the four days of the event. Morrow is on the Norfolk Naval Shipyard team with Darian Townes of Arkansas, Bryant Dunston of Fordham, Deron Washington of Virginia Tech, Adrian Banks of Arkansas State, Gary Forbes of Massachusetts, A.J., Graves of Butler and Jason Richard of Davidson.
Morrow, a 6-5 sharpshooter from Charlotte, N.C., recently finished his Georgia Tech career 19th all-time in point scored (1,400) and third in three-point field goals made (258). He averaged 14.3 points last season to lead the Yellow Jackets and made 44.8 percent of his three-point field goals.