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AU's Prowell To Play In Prestigious Portsmouth Invitational

April 11, 2008

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Auburn's Quan Prowell has been selected to participate in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational through Saturday in Portsmouth, Va. For the past 55 years, 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.

Prowell's team, Norfolk Sports Club, will play its opening game Thursday night at 8 pm Central. Teammates include Tennessee's Chris Lofton, Arkansas' Steven Hill, Xavier's Drew Lavender, Georgetown's Jonathan Wallace, Houston's Dion Dowell, Winona State's Jonte Flowers and Ole Miss' Dwayne Curtis.

"I am very happy for Quan to be selected to this highly regarded tournament," said head coach Jeff Lebo. "This is an important step in the NBA Draft process, and I wish Quan the best."

Prowell ranked 16th in the SEC in two categories as he averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a senior this season for the Tigers.

The Columbus, Ga., native ranked seventh in the league shooting 54.4 percent from the field and 17th with 32.52 minutes played per game.

He scored a career-high 31 points on 7-fo-10 three-point shooting at Mississippi State Feb. 27 to go along with eight rebounds while playing all 40 minutes.

Prowell scored a game-high 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field in Auburn's 90-78 victory at NIT semifinalist Ole Miss on Feb. 16. He was also 3-of-5 from 3-point range and had five assists, four rebounds and four steals in playing 39 minutes. On the defensive end, he guarded Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis and held him to eight points and six rebounds, which were seven points and three rebounds below his average coming into the game.

Consolation and semifinal games will be played Friday while consolation and the Championship game will be played Saturday.



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