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Isaac Jones Earns Portsmouth Invite

Isaac Jones Earns Portsmouth Invite


PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Washington State fifth-year senior Isaac Jones accepted an invitation to participate in the 2024 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, the organization announced in April. Jones became the first WSU student-athlete since Michael Flowers in 2022 to earn an invite to the P.I.T. and will compete April 17-20 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va.
 
Jones was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as WSU’s leading scorer and rebounder, leading the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. The Spanaway, Washington senior averaged 15.3 points per game over the season, surpassing 1,000 career points, Feb. 17, in just two seasons of Division-I basketball. A two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week, Jones shot the ball at a .575 clip, fifth in the Pac-12 and 33rd nationally.
 
Every year since 1953, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has invited 64 senior college basketball student-athletes to compete before professional scouts. Jones will participate on one of eight teams of eight players in a 12-game tournament over 4 days.
 
Jones excelled on the glass during his time in Pullman, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game, fourth in the Pac-12, with 10 double-doubles, including the first NCAA Tournament double-double in school history. In January, Jones posted back-to-back double-doubles in wins at Southern California and against then-No. 8 Arizona. The performance earned Jones several national player of the week awards, including ESPN, Naismith, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Pac-12 Conference honors. Jones recognition as Pac-12 Player of the Week marked the first Cougar honoree since Noah Williams was named the Conference Player of the Week, Feb. 22, 2021.
 
The P.I.T. is the oldest amateur basketball tournament in the country and is open to only college seniors. The tournament, in its 70th edition, gives players the chance to face off against some of the best senior talent in the country in front of professional scouts from each NBA team as well as overseas clubs.
 
The P.I.T. will be played at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va. with eight teams vying for the tournament crown. For more information including team selection, schedule, and tickets, visit the organization website here.
 

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