Tacoma alum Mark McLaughlin Selected to Play at Portsmouth
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (Mar. 27) -- Central Washington University senior Mark McLaughlin (Tacoma CC) has been selected to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Portsmouth, VA that takes place on April 16-19 at the Churchland High School Sports Complex.
The PIT tournament has invited 64 of the best college basketball seniors from across the nation since 1953, and this season McLaughlin is the only NCAA Division II senior to earn a selection into the tournament.
At this tournament McLaughlin will showcase his abilities in front of scouts, general managers and team representatives of all 30 NBA teams as well as a wide variety of scouts from international leagues.
McLaughlin joins NBA legends like John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, Rick Barry, Earl Monroe, Dave Cowens and Scottie Pippen, who also competed in the P.I.T. as outgoing seniors.
McLaughlin led the nation in scoring with 27.1 points per game and was selected to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference First-Team. He also earned first team honors on the Daktronics All-West Region team, which helped earn him All-American status.