RUSTON – Louisiana Tech senior forward Erik McCree has been selected to participate in the 2017 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, an event that features the nation’s top college seniors.
McCree was one of 64 seniors invited from across the nation to play in the four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team in Portsmouth, Virginia.
The Orlando, Florida native finished his three-year Bulldog career with 1,480 points which ranks 18th in program history. This past season, he led LA Tech in scoring and rebounding with an average of 17.7 points and 8.9 boards per game.
He ended up posting 13 double-doubles which was the second most in Conference USA and the fifth most by a Bulldog in 25 years.
McCree, who was named First Team All-Conference USA, First Team NABC All-District 11 and USBWA All-District VII, ended up being one of only four forwards in the country this past season with at least 200 made field goals, 50 made three-pointers and 125 made free throws.
This marks the second straight year a Bulldog has been invited to play in the PIT (Alex Hamilton).
Over the years, the PIT has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl ‘The Pearl” Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton and Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom including Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Toronto’s DeMarre Carroll and Dallas’ Wesley Matthews.
The tournament begins on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, April 15.
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