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USF's Gilchrist to play for scouts in Portsmouth



USF senior forward Augustus Gilchrist, the leading scorer on the Bulls' first NCAA Tournament team in 20 years, has been invited to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a top showcase event in Virginia for NBA Draft hopefuls.

Gilchrist, 6-foot-10 and 235 pounds, finished his Bulls career 10th on the program's career scoring list, though his average dropped to 9.5 points per game as a senior. Gilchrist averaged 5.0 rebounds this past season, which ranked third on the team, and he led the Bulls with 1.2 blocks per game.

The PIT, held April 11-14, will give Gilchrist a chance to showcase his skills for NBA scouts and front-office personnel. He's USF's first player in Portsmouth since center Kentrell Gransberry in 2008 after Stan Heath's first season with the Bulls.

[Last modified: Monday, March 26, 2012 11:21am]


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