PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Many journeys to the NBA have started less than 100 miles from VCU's campus. That's the exact same goal that former Ram standout Bradford Burgess will have in mind when he takes the court at the 60th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament next weekend.
Burgess, the NCAA's record holder for consecutive starts made with 146, was invited along with 63 of the nation's best seniors to play a weekend full of games in front of countless number of NBA executives.
The Midlothian, Va. native will be a part of the Portsmouth Parternship squad along with Seton Hall's Jordan Theodore, Cincinnati's Yancy Gates, Alabama's JaMychal Green, Tulsa's Steven Idlet, High Point's Nick Barbour, UNLV's Oscar Bellfield and Whitman's David Michaels.
Burgess' first game is set for Thursday night at 9 p.m. against the Mike Duman squad led by Missouri's Kim English. All games will be played at Churchland High School in Portsmouth. The full bracket and schedule for the tournament can be found at the P.I.T. website.
Some notable current NBA starts that have recently played in the P.I.T. are Jeremy Lin, Vernon Macklin, Landry Fields, Wes Matthews, Gary Neal and J.J. Barea.