PALMER PARTICIPATES IN THE PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi senior guard Kevin Palmer participated this past weekend at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational where the Islander helped his team reach the title game earning all-tournament honors in the process.

Playing for the Roger Brown's, Palmer finished the tournament tops in steals with 3.67 per game including a weekend-best six in the semifinals. The guard had a breakout game in the semis leading his team in scoring with 21 points and pulling down a game-high 11 boards for a double-double.

Palmer finished the weekend seventh in rebounding with 7.7 per game and 18th in scoring with 13 a game. Palmer was also seventh in free throw shooting at an 83.3% clip, while tenth in made three-point field goals a game with 1.33

Since 1953, the P.I.T. has invited the top 64 college seniors nationally to compete in a four-day tournament. The 12-game tournament is played in front of representatives from every team in the NBA. Among the tournaments alumni are five of the NBA's Top 50 players of all-time - Rick Barry, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton and Scottie Pippen. This year's group of players included UT Arlington's Marquez Haynes and the conference MVPs of four other leagues and 38 other all-conference performers.