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Markel Starks to Play in 2014 Portsmouth Invitational


Georgetown's Markel Starks has been selected to play in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational, an pre-Draft tournament/camp for those players attempting to make an impression on scouts and sneak into the NBA Draft.

Per a release from the school:

WASHINGTON  - The postseason tour continues this weekend for Georgetown University senior men's basketball player Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep), who was selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia this week.

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will be held from Wednesday, April 16 to Saturday, April 19 at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth.

Since 1953, the P.I.T. has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. 

Starks played in the Reese's Division I College All-Star Game during Final Four weekend, scoring 10 points, grabbing four rebounds and handing out four assists to help the East All-Stars to an 85-75 win over the West All-Stars.

A two-year captain and two-time All-BIG EAST selection, Starks was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team as a senior and earned third team honors as a junior.

Starks finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 17.3 points, and led the team with 4.1 assists per game.  He ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in scoring, was seventh in the league in assists and second in free throw percentage (87.0%).  In addition, he ranked 12th in three-point field goals made (1.7), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.8, 135 assists,76 turnovers) and third in minutes played (37.0).  Overall this season, he played 91.8 percent of the team's minutes (1,222-of-1,330) played.

Starks passed the 1,000-point mark for his career in January, becoming the 44th player in program history to pass that mark.  He finished his career with 1,246 points in 126 games (9.9 ppg) and ranks 26th all-time in scoring in Georgetown history.  Starks also ranks tied for fifth all-time in three-point field goals made (165), fifth in three-point attempts (459), tied for 20th in three-point percentage (35.9%), seventh in free throw percentage (81.3%) and 19th all-time in assists (300).

Georgetown finished the 2013-14 season with an 18-15 record and advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), the 10th-straight postseason appearance for the Hoyas under Head Coach John Thompson III.

Rosters below:

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D.J. Cunningham, UNC Asheville
Juvonte Reddic, VCU
Javon McCrea, Buffalo
Shawn Glover, Oral Roberts
Drew Crawford, Northwestern
J.J. Mann, Belmont
Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount
Tim Frazier, Penn State

Portsmouth Sports Club

Garrick Sherman, Notre Dame
Jerrelle Benimon, Towson
Justin Jackson, Cincinnati
Z. Mason, Chattanooga
Dalton Pepper, Temple
Roberto Nelson, Oregon State
Langston Hall, Mercer
Devon Saddler, Delaware

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Richard Solomon, Cal
Ronald Roberts Jr., St. Joseph's
Augustine Rubit, South Alabama
Cameron Clark, Oklahoma
Travis Bader, Oakland
Mark McLaughlin, Central Washington
Eric Atkins, Notre Dame
Trevor Releford, Alabama

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Aaric Murray, Texas Southern 
Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee State
Tyler Stone, Southeast Missouri State
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall
Taylor BraunNorth Dakota State
Nick Kellogg, Ohio
Jordair Jett, Saint Louis
Chaz Williams, UMass

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Killian Larson, Grand Canyon
Josh Davis, San Diego State
Sam Dower, Gonzaga
Jamil Wilson, Marquette
Davion Berry, Weber State
Kareem Jamar, Montana
Jason Brickman, Long Island
Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State

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Talib Zanna, Pittsburgh
Davante Gardner, Marquette 
Josh Huestis, Stanford
Niels Giffey, UConn
Rian Pierson, Toledo
Tyler Johnson, Fresno State
Markel Starks, Georgetown
David Stockton, Gonzaga

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Shayne Whittington, Western Michigan
D.J. Covington, VMI
Akil Mitchell, Virginia
James Bell, Villanova
Troy Huff, North Dakota
Isaiah Sykes, UCF
Jake Odum, Indiana State
Joe Jackson, Memphis

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Chad Posthumus, Morehead State
Will Neighbour, Arkansas-Little Rock
De'Mon Brooks, Davidson
Okaro White, FSU
Sean Armand, Iona
Andre Dawkins, Duke
Xavier Thames, San Diego State
Patrick Miller, Tennessee State

Best of luck to Markel in his pursuit of the NBA.