STANFORD, Calif.- Senior forward Josh Huestis has been invited to participate in the 62nd annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which runs Wednesday-Saturday at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va.
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) features the top 64 seniors from across the country competing in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from NBA franchises and international organizations.
Huestis has been assigned to the Sales Systems, LTD team, which also includes Davante Gardner (Marquette), Niels Giffey (Connecticut), Tyler Johnson (Fresno State), Rian Pierson (Toledo), Markel Starks (Georgetown), David Stockton (Gonzaga) and Talib Zanna (Pittsburgh).
Huestis averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.2 rebounds in 36 starts as a senior, leading Stanford to its fifth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in school history and a 23-13 overall record. A three-time Pac-12 Defensive Team selection, Huestis established a school record with 190 career blocks, quite an accomplishment for a player who stands only 6-7. Huestis competed in 134 career games, ranking second-best in school history while his 826 career rebounds are good for eighth on the all-time Cardinal list.
Additional information, including a complete schedule of games can be found at www.portsmouthinvitational.com.
Despite losing two starters and two key reserves to season-ending injuries, Stanford (23-13, 10-8 Pac-12) advanced to the Sweet 16 for only the fifth time in school history following upsets of New Mexico (58-53) and Kansas (60-57) in its first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years. Reaching the 20-win plateau for the third time under head coach Johnny Dawkins, Stanford finished 5-2 against top-25 opponents and tied for third in the highly-competitive Pac-12. Of Stanford’s 36 games, 19 came against NCAA Tournament competition, including a 53-51 road win at No. 10/10 Connecticut in December that represented the only non-conference loss for the NCAA champion Huskies.