By all accounts, University of South Dakota senior men’s basketball player Charlie Westbrook did himself some favors at the Portsmouth Invitational.
(It was a 4-day tournament played in front of NBA scouts)
In three games, Westbrook shot 16-of-39 from the field and scored 37 points, twice reaching 15 points. He also recorded nine rebounds, eight assists and six steals out in Virginia against some of the top seniors in the country.
For good measure, his team won 2 of its 3 games.
At this point, it’s hard to say whether Westbrook will be selected in this spring’s NBA Draft, but at the very least, he improved his stock at Portsmouth.
In this ranking of the top seniors by DraftExpress, Westbrook comes in at No. 37, directly ahead of Purdue standout Robbie Hummel and in front of some other notable names.
I’m hoping to chat with Charlie again Monday to get his sense for how he did.