After a historic season with George Mason and becoming the leading rebounding guard in college basketball, Marquise Moore as been selected to take part in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
It is an event that invites graduating seniors to showcase their talents in front of representatives from every NBA team. Held in Portsmouth, Virginia for over 60 years, they have been witnesses to countless NBA Hall-of-Famers that have come through this event. They include John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, and Scottie Pippen.
Throughout the year, it has been confirmed that the Brooklyn Nets were a team scouting the rebounding guard. This will be a chance for Moore to truly display his all-around basketball skills to the entire league.
When the roster was initially released on Tuesday, Moore was not one the 64 seniors on the Portsmouth roster.
Keep sleeping on me. More fuel to the fire
— Marquise Moore (@quise_22) April 10, 2017
Due to some players declining the invite, including Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, T.J. Cline due to injury, it opened up the door for Moore.
The 6’2″ guard led the Patriots in scoring (16.9 ppg), rebounding (10.9 rpg) and assists (3.5 apg) in a transformation year for the team. In addition Moore brought down 20 double-doubles and set the record for most rebounds in a single season for Mason.
Moore will be on the K&D Rounds team coached by Jim Markey and Patrick Dulin with an NBA Assistant Coach: Keith Bogans. Notable players on his squad include Arizona’s Kadeem Allen, Michigan’s Zak Irvin, Wisconsin’s Bronson Koeing and Eastern Washington standout, Jacob Wiley.
Moore is one of five Atlantic 10 players at this event with Scoochie Smith, Charles Cooke, Tyler Cavanaugh, and JeQuan Lewis.
The tournament begins Wednesday April 12 at Churchland High School. All games are scheduled to be streamed on the tournament’s website.