April 3, 2011
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Baylor senior guard LaceDarius Dunn has been invited to compete in the 59th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which allows 64 of the nation’s college basketball seniors to showcase their talents in front of NBA and international scouts.
This year’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will take place April 6-9 at Portsmouth’s Churchland High School. The participating seniors are grouped into eight teams of eight players. The teams then play a double-elimination tournament over a four-day span.
Dunn, one of six Big 12 Conference alums participating in the four-day event, is on the Portsmouth Sports Club team after replacing Providence’s Marshon Brooks. Joining Dunn on Portsmouth Sports Club’s roster are Vernon Macklin (Florida), John Holland (Boston), Jamie Skeen (VCU), Billy White (San Diego State), Bill Clark (Duquesne), Corey Fisher (Villanova) and Julyan Stone (UTEP).
Last week, Dunn finished fourth at the 2011 State Farm College 3-Point Championships in Houston. He concluded his college career as the Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer with 2,285 career points. The Monroe, La., native is Baylor’s all-time leader with 388 career 3-point field goals, finishing one shy of the Big 12 record of 389 held by Texas’ A.J. Abrams. He also finished as Baylor’s career leader in games played (134), overall wins (87), Big 12 wins (32) and free throw percentage (.836).
Portsmouth Sports Club will open the tournament Thursday at 6 p.m. CDT against Mike Duman. Fans can purchase tickets to the event for $10 per night or $30 for the entire tournament.