Brown earns bid to Portsmouth Invitational


Kansas State senior Barry Brown, Jr., has received a bid to play in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which is set for Wednesday-Saturday, April 17-20 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Operating since 1953, the Portsmouth Invitational is one of the preeminent NBA pre-draft camps with approximately 200 NBA representatives in attendance. The four-day tournament consists of 12 games with 64 invited college seniors playing on eight teams of eight players.

Brown will be playing for Team Mike Duman coached by Tim Sparks and Walter Westbrook on a roster that includes Jalen Adams (Connecticut), Kyle Alexander (Tennessee), Jordan Davis (Northern Colorado), Terence Mann (Florida State), Nick Mayo (Eastern Kentucky), Dererk Pardon (Northwestern) and Cameron Young (Quinnipiac).

Brown is one of eight Big 12 players in the Portsmouth Invitational, along with Christian James (Oklahoma), Jamuni McNeace (Oklahoma), Dylan Osetkowski (Texas), Kerwin Roach II (Texas), Alex Robinson (TCU), Marial Shayok (Iowa State) and Nick Weiler-Babb (Iowa State).

The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection, Brown led the Wildcats in nearly every statistical category in 2018-19, including scoring (14.6 ppg.), double-digit scoring games (28), 20-point games (seven), field goals made (184) and attempted (425), free throws made (88) and attempted (124) and steals (65). He connected on 43.3 percent (184-of-425) from the field, including 29.8 percent (42-of-141) from 3-point range, and shot 71 percent (88-of-124) from the free throw line.

Brown leaves K-State in the Top 10 in 13 career categories, including first in games played (139), consecutive games played (139) and steals (254), second in minutes played (4,472), third in field goals attempted (1,519), fourth in double-digit scoring games (91) and field goals made (633) and fifth in scoring (1,781).

For more information on the Portsmouth Invitational, please visit the organizations’s website at A full bracket, including boxscores, will be updated as play begins.

Courtesy: K-State Athletics

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