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PIT Day 1 Recap

Apr 17, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

All three #CAAHoops players in attendance at the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament competed in games following Day 1 action on Wednesday at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va. 

The event is invite-only and features some of the top seniors from college basketball. Players participat in drills, evaluations, plus a 12-game tournament — all in front on NBA and international team representatives.

Two-time CAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Jerrelle Benimon, who recently earned MVP honors at the Reese’s College All-Star Game during the Final Four, headlined the three players to represent the league at the PIT on Wednesday night. Benimon grabbed a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds and also dished out two assists as his team, Portsmouth Sports Club fell to Roger Brown’s Restaurant, 77-74.

Not to be outdone, Delaware’s Devon Saddler, a first-team All-CAA honoree this past season, played alongside Benimon on the same squad and scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting from the floor in defeat.

In the night’s other contest, fellow UD All-CAA first-team member Davon Usher collected seven points, three boards and two steals as his K&D Rounds Landscaping team fell to Norfolk Sports Club, 71-66.

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For more information regarding the 2014 PIT over the remaining days, including video links and game schedules, find the tournament’s website by clicking here.

Towson will also have another senior participate in a postseason showcase, as Mike Burwell was invited to the Portsmouth Combine Top 80 Free Agent Exposure Camp. Read the full release to learn more about Burwell and the event, running from April 17-19 at Old Dominion University.

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