PHILADELPHIA - Temple senior guard Will Cummings has accepted an invitation to play at the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational, held at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia April 8-11.
Now in its 64th year of existence, the P.I.T invites 64 of the best college basketball seniors from across the nation to participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team.
Cummings, who is averaging 22 points per game in NIT play, is having a career season. The 6-2 guard has been named first team All-American Athletic Conference and all-Philadelphia Big 5, while leading Temple's incredible turnaround from a 9-22 season to a 26-10 campaign. The Owls' co-captain tops the squad in scoring (14.9 ppg), assists (4.2 apg) and steals (1.9 spg) while becoming the 50th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
Temple (26-10) will face Miami (Fla.) (24-12) Tuesday night (7:00 pm/ESPN/1210 AM WPHT) in the semifinals of the NIT.