Tulsa’s Ben Uzoh to Play at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament This Week

Porstmouth, Va. —- University of Tulsa senior point guard Ben Uzoh will participate at the 58th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week, April 7-10th, in front of representatives from every team.

The invitational takes place beginning Wednesday, April 7th. Uzoh will play for the Portsmouth Partnership team with their first game scheduled for Thursday night at 7 pm (ET). All games are played at Churchland High School. The tournament showcases 64 of the top college basketball seniors in the country with eight teams consisting of eight players each.

Uzoh’s teammates on the Portsmouth Partnership team include Cornell’s Jeff Foote, Anthony Johnson of Fairfield, Tyren Johnson of Louisiana-Lafayette, Dwight Lewis of Southern Cal, Tennessee’s J.P. Prince, Mikhail Torrance of Alabama and Minnesota’s Lawrence Westbrook.

Uzoh averaged 15.3 points per game, while leading the team in assists with a 4.7 average. The 6’3“guard from San Antonio, Texas, also grabbed 4.7 rebounds from his point guard position. He is the only player in school history ranked among the top-10 list for points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. His 141 games played tied the school record also held by Greg Harrington.

Uzoh earned first-team all-conference merits as voted on by the Conference coaches and media, as well as receiving second-team accolades.

Each year for 57 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to display their abilities and skills in front of representatives from every team. Over the years the P.I.T has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in History (Rick Barry, Earl “the Pearl” Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to stardom.

Updated 04-06-2010

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