Basketball never sleeps, right?
Northwestern senior Scottie Lindsey participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this past weekend, showing off his skills in preparation for the NBA Draft. The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament annually invites 64 of the nation’s best seniors to participate in a weekend basketball tournament in front of NBA representatives in hopes of gaining exposure headed into the NBA Draft.
Playing in three games for the K & D Rounds Landscaping team, Lindsey averaged 9.3 points per game, shooting 11-for-28 (39.3 percent) from the field and 5-for-15 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. He also logged eight rebounds and seven assists in the 67 minutes he played.
Lindsey hit two threes, including this familiar-looking pull-up jumper going left, in a 95-90 win in his team’s second game. The Hillside, Ill. native’s ability to create his own shot is an attractive skill to NBA teams, but his inefficiency and tendency to disappear at times is a point of concern.
Tre Demps was the last Wildcat to participate in the tournament back in 2016. Minnesota’s Nate Mason and Purdue’s Dakota Mathias were the other Big Ten representatives in Virginia.
Lindsey isn’t likely to be drafted, but he will continue to hone his skills over the next couple of months in hopes of receiving a free agent offer, or a deal from a European team.