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The Seton Hall trio of Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado and Desi Rodriguez will take the next step in pursuit of their NBA dreams when they fly out on Wednesday to the prestigious Portsmouth (VA) Invitational.
The event runs April 11-14 and will be played in front of a slew of NBA scouts.
“Never in their lives have they played before more NBA scouts than they will down there,” one NBA scout who will be in attendance told ZAGSBLOG. “There’s two, three, four people from each organization down there. There will be anywhere from 40-60 scouts, plus scouts from all the G League and scouts from all over the world looking for talent. Never will they play before more people who can pay them.”
None of the three Seton Hall players is projected to be drafted in the June 21 NBA Draft at Barclays Center according to ESPN.com, but six players from last year’s Portsmouth Invitational were chosen in the late-first or second round, including New Jersey native Davon Reed out of Miami (No. 32) and Knicks guard Damyean Dotson out of Houston (No. 44).