Sacramento State guard Mikh McKinney and Saint Mary’s forward Brad Waldow from Ponderosa High School are among 64 seniors who have been selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Wednesday through Saturday in Portsmouth, Va.
Representatives from all 30 NBA teams and scouts from numerous international teams are expected to attend the eight-team, 12-game tournament that began in 1953.
Portsmouth Invitational alums include NBA greats Rick Barry, Earl Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton and Scottie Pippen. Eight players who participated last year have played in the NBA this season.
McKinney and Waldow will play for an eight-man team that also includes Iowa center Gabriel Olasani, Lafayette forward Dan Trist, Providence forward LaDontae Henton, Louisville guard Wayne Blackshear, Long Beach State guard Mike Caffey and William & Mary guard Marcus Thornton.
UC Davis men place fifth in Arizona golf
▪ Two top-20 finishes helped the UC Davis men’s golf team finish in fifth place at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Chandler, Ariz., UCD reported.
Mike Brockington’s third-round 74-210 placed him tied for 10th. Luke Vivolo (73-212) tied for 17th behind medalist Jared du Toit of Idaho (67-207).
McNeese State (838) won the 18-team, 54-hole event by two strokes over Idaho.
▪ Rockelle Sande’s 4-under-par 68 tied a school record and helped the Sacramento State women finish 13th in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Chandler., Sacramento State reported.
The Hornets’ team total of 294 tied for the second-best score of the third round and third-best in program history.
Nevada (888) won the 22-team, 54-hole event by seven strokes over Washington State.
Sande (68-221) tied for ninth overall, five strokes behind medalist Genevieve Ling of Boise State (71-216). Former Center High School standout Sagee Palavivatana (74-225) tied for 22nd for the Hornets.
Tuesday’s scheduled nonconference baseball game between Sacramento State and UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium was postponed until today because of unplayable field conditions. The Hornets (17-13) will try to break a three-game losing streak. The Aggies (19-10-1) are coming off a 1-3 trip to Hawaii.
Bee Sports staff