April 14, 2008
PORTSMOUTH, Va.-Auburn's Quan Prowell averaged 14.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in three games in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational last week in Portsmouth, Va. Prowell shot 43 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line.
Prowell totaled 19 points, four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes while leading his Norfolk Sports Club team in a 90-78 loss in the tournament opener. The Columbus, Ga., native went 8-of-19 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line while missing both of his 3-point attempts.
'Quan came in, and we were impressed in the way he played both ends of the court,' said Ryan Blake of NBA Scouting. 'He had a nose for the rim and helped himself tremendously just because of his work ethic.'
Prowell recorded back-to-back double-double games with 12 points and 10 rebounds in each of his final two games while averaging 30 minutes per game. He also had two assists while going 5-of-10 from the field and making both free throw attempts in Norfolk Sports Club's 89-88 victory in the second game.
He closed out the tournament with five assists and four steals to go along with his double-double in a 97-93 loss. He went 4-of-11 from the field, 1-of-2 from 3-point range and 3-of-6 from the foul line.
'It doesn't matter about his draft status right now,' Blake said. 'It helps him with the possibility of getting in the NBA pre-draft camp. If he doesn't get into that, it opens the doors to get in for workouts. Even if he doesn't get drafted, that won't hamper him in making an NBA team."
The NBA pre-draft camp is May 27-30 in Orlando.