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D`Angelo Harrison shines at Portsmouth Invitational, named to All-Tournament team

Harrison averaged over 17 points in three games in the tournament that featured many Big East standouts.

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As he attempts to improve his draft stock prior to June's NBA Draft, D'Angelo Harrison participated in the Portsmouth Invitational in Portsmouth, Virginia this past weekend, where he led his team to a third place finish and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Harrison finished third in the tournament with an average of 17.3 points per game, second with 5.7 assists per game, and also grabbed 7.7 rebounds per game. He led his team to an 89-88 victory on Thursday night with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists on 7-17 shooting from the field.

However his best game of the tournament had to be on Friday night, when he scored a game-high 23 points off the bench on 7-12 shooting while hitting three of his four 3-pointers and knocking down all six of his free throws.

Overall in the tournament Harrison would shoot an impressive 50% from the field (19-38) including a ridiculous 63% (7-11) from downtown.

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is a four-day tournament that has been held every year since 1953, and it features "64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation in front of representatives from every NBA team."

Some notable NBA stars to participate in the event include Rick Barry, Earl Monroe, John Lucas, John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen.

This year's version of the tournament saw Big East standouts LaDontae Henton of Providence, Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston of Villanova, Jabril Trawick of Georgetown, and Matt Stainbrook of Xavier all joining Harrison in the action. Trawick and Stainbrook each joined Harrison on the All-Tournament team as well.

Harrison is not currently listed as one of's top 100 prospects for this June's draft, and it appears more than likely that he will not be selected.

If that is the case he will have the option to sign with a team after the draft, as his teammate JaKarr Sampson did this year with the Philadelphia 76ers, or to head overseas and play professionally, as former St. John's standout D.J. Kennedy has done recently.