Former Washington State guard Michael Flowers shines in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Championship | Washington State University Sports
April 16—Former Washington State guard Michael Flowers put on a show in front of NBA scouts, scoring 23 points in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament championship on Saturday.
Flowers, one of 64 college kids invited to participate in the four-day pre-draft tournament in Virginia, was named player of the game after shooting 8-of-9 from the field and 5-of-5 from 3-point range to help his team . to a 106-94 win.
The 6-foot-1 Blooms added four assists and three rebounds for Sales System LTD, which completed a three-game PIT sweep with victory over Roger Brown.
Flowers shot 0 of 7 from the floor and was held scoreless with four turnovers in Sales System’s 106-88 victory over Mike Duman Auto Sales on Friday. He contributed 10 of 4 of 7 points (2 of 4 from range) as well as five rebounds off the bench in Thursday’s 92-80 first-round win over Portsmouth Sports Club.
The PIT is an annual showcase for college seniors hoping to catch the eye of professional franchises. Each of the 30 NBA teams sent representatives to the event, which includes eight teams sponsored by local businesses.
Flowers lifted the Cougs this year in his first and only season at WSU and earned a second-team All-Pac-12 nod. The Detroit point guard, who previously starred in southern Alabama and western Michigan, was instrumental in WSU’s most successful season in a decade, leading the Cougs with 14 .2 points and 3.4 assists per game and hitting 100 triples to break the WSU legend. Klay Thompson’s single-season program record for 3s. Buoyed by Flowers’ leadership and consistency, WSU compiled a 22-15 record and advanced to the NIT semifinals.
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