Indiana’s Race Thompson to play at 2023 Portsmouth Invitational

  • 04/12/2023 2:22 pm in

Former Indiana forward Race Thompson will play at this year’s Portsmouth Invitational.

The annual tournament begins tonight. Here’s the full release on Thompson’s participation in the event, via IU media relations:

Indiana University graduating forward Race Thompson is one of 64 college basketball seniors invited to the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, an event that has showcased players abilities in front of professional scouts since 1953.

The 12-game tournament begins tonight at 7 p.m. when his team, Portsmouth Sports Club, faces Mike Duman Auto Sales..

Thompson played 130 games in his career and scored 997 points. He averaged 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds and shot 51.1% from the floor. The last Hoosier to participate in the Tournament was Juwan Morgan in 2019. He has seen NBA action wit Utah, Boston and Toronto.

The Minnesota native is one of six Big Ten players in the event, which also includes several players with ties to the state of Indiana or previously have played in the Big Ten.

Over the years the P.I.T. has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl ‘The Pearl” Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom including current NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler. Today scouts from numerous international leagues have joined in on the annual April pilgrimage to Portsmouth.

The full rosters for Portsmouth are available here.

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