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Who impressed at the PIT?

4/14/2009


While scouts got a glimpse of potential lottery picks at the Nike Hoop Summit, those watching the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament were mining for diamonds in the rough.

Once again, the talent level at the tournament was at historic lows. In one of the worst drafts in recent memory, with one of the worst senior classes ever, virtually none of the top seniors bothered to play.

VCU's Eric Maynor, UNC's Tyler Hansbrough, UCLA's Darren Collison, Louisville's Terrence Williams, LSU's Marcus Thornton, Marquette's Jerel McNeal, Gonzaga's Josh Heytvelt, UNC's Danny Green, Temple's Dionte Christmas, Miami's Jack McClinton, Gonzaga's Jeremy Pargo, Villanova's Dante Cunningham, Florida State's Toney Douglas and Utah's Luke Nevill all turned down invitations.