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UW Cowboy Sam Griffin selected to play in Portsmouth Invitational

Sam Griffin is the fifth UW player to earn a spot in the Portsmouth Invitational. (via University of Wyoming Athletics)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — After an impressive collegiate career that saw him score over 2,000 career points, Cowboy guard Sam Griffin will play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament April 17–20 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Tournament features 64 of the top senior players in college basketball.

Since 2016, Wyoming has had five players in the event. Josh Adams played in 2016, Hayden Dalton played in 2018 and Justin James played in 2019. Last season, Hunter Maldonado played in the event, as he has led his team to the Finals of the NBA G-League.

The 64 players will be placed on eight teams that will play a tournament-style format beginning next Wednesday and running through Saturday.

The Portsmouth Invitational is the oldest amateur basketball tournament in the nation and is the only event dedicated to college seniors. Griffin will have the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of NBA and international scouts. The top players in the event will also get an invite to the NBA Combine.

Griffin was named Third Team All-Mountain West by the media and Honorable Mention by the league coaches. He led the Cowboys in scoring last season at 16.9 points per game. He also led the team in assists with 3.4 per night. Griffin ranked in the top five of the conference with 76 made three-pointers.

He scored 2,037 career points and recorded 320 career three-pointers. He scored 20 or more points in 11 games last season. He finished his career with eight games with five or more three-pointers.