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2024 NBA Draft: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Recap

Jaylin Williams was a standout at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

The 2024 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) kicked off the 2024 NBA Draft cycle. This annual event features players who have exhausted their college eligibility. Over the past two seasons, the PIT has seen 11 participants earn an NBA contract including two-way or 10-day contracts. This year, the event showcased promising talents. Several are on the cusp of making their mark in the NBA.

2024 NBA Draft: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Recap


Tristan Enaruna, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament MVP, emerged as a standout performer at the PIT. He led his team to victory in the championship game. Throughout the tournament, he posted impressive scoring and rebounding numbers.

Enaruna’s journey through various college programs (Kansas, Iowa State, and Cleveland State) as a fifth-year senior is a testament to his resilience and development as a player. His size, skill, and mobility combination make him a compelling prospect. Improving his three-point shooting will be crucial for his NBA prospects.

Enaruna’s stellar performance could catapult him further up draft boards. This won’t be the last we see of him. He is expected to be invited to the G League Elite Camp. If he does well enough there, he could potentially join the NBA Draft Combine.

Other Standouts

The 2024 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament also saw three other players make some noise.

Riley Minix, a standout from Morehead State and NAIA Southeastern University, drew attention with his stable, all-around game, defensive prowess, and selfless offensive contributions. With his impressive performance and measurements, Minix solidified his standing as a prospect deserving of further consideration. He could earn a spot at the NBA Combine or G League Elite Camp.

Louisiana Tech’s Isaiah Crawford impressed scouts with his defensive acumen and intelligent offensive decision-making. While not a prolific scorer, Crawford’s ability to excel in his role and contribute defensively makes him a valuable prospect worth monitoring.

Jaylin Williams of Auburn brings a prototypical NBA forward physique and versatile skill set, and he continued to impress with his assertiveness and improved shooting stroke. Despite concerns about rebounding consistency and shooting mechanics, Williams’ basketball IQ and well-rounded game suggest he could carve out a role at the next level and potentially earn a two-way contract.

What’s Next

Overall, the 2024 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament served as a platform for aspiring NBA prospects to showcase their skills and make their case for a shot at the next level. As the dust settles on the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, the spotlight now shifts to upcoming events. Among these is the highly anticipated G League Elite Camp. That camp offers potential draftees the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of NBA scouts and executives.

This camp serves as a gateway to the NBA Draft Combine. Prospects invited there will be under the watchful eyes of NBA decision-makers. For the prospects who stood out at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, these upcoming events represent the next step in their journey toward fulfilling their NBA dreams.

As they continue to grind and prepare for these pivotal moments, the prospects will draw upon the lessons learned and momentum gained from their performances at the PIT, fueling their determination to make their mark on the NBA stage.


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