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Pitt’s Jamarius Burton to Play in Portsmouth Invitational



Jamarius Burton as Pitt faces Duke in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C. on March 9, 2023. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now)

Pitt’s Jamarius Burton wrapped up his college basketball career when the Panthers fell to Xavier in the NCAA Tournament weeks ago, but he couldn’t stay off the court for too long after.

Burton has now accepted an invitation to the Portsmouth Invitational — an annual tournament that includes 64 college seniors to play in front of professional scouts. He will compete alongside seniors across the country from April 12-15.

The 6-foot-4 graduate student scored 15.2 points per game this season for the Panthers, leading the team to its best finish in years alongside fellow veterans Nelly Cummings, Nike Sibande, Greg Elliott, and Blake Hinson. Burton also grabbed 4.8 rebounds per contest and dished out 4.3 assists per game. The first team All-ACC selection finished his college career with more than 1,500 points and 470 assists. Prior to his two seasons at Pitt, Burton played for both Wichita State and then Texas Tech.

This year is the 69th annual edition of the Portsmouth Invitational, which will take place in Portsmouth, Virginia at Churchland High School.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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