April 15, 2003
PORTSMOUTH, Va. –
Florida State senior Trevor Harvey, one of the most improved Seminoles this past season, averaged 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots as he competed at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament April 10-12. The event is one of two NBA pre-draft camps for players who are eligible or who have made themselves eligible for June’s NBA Draft.
Harvey helped lead the Portsmouth Sports Club team to a third-place finish in the six team tournament. Harvey’s team won their first game, lost their second and won the third place championship game April 12.
Harvey was his team’s second leading scorer behind only Jermaine Boyette of Weber State – the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year. He played alongside Tom Coverdale of Indiana and Kueth Duany of recently crowned national champion Syracuse.
Harvey’s best scoring output of the three-game tournament came in his final game. As a starter, Harvey scored 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and two blocked shots as The Portsmouth Sports Club defeated Holiday Inn Portsmouth in the third place game.
In the second game of the tournament, Harvey was a skywalker with a tournament-high seven blocked shots to go along with eight points, nine rebounds and one assist. Unfortunately, Harvey’s team lost that contest to a team led by Maryland’s Drew Nicholas.
Other Harvey virtues at the PIT include: a .581 shooting percentage, an .889 free throw shooting percentage (he made eight of nine free throws in three games), three assists, one steal and only two turnovers. Harvey will now work for invitations to individual workouts and a possible invitation to the NBA’s Chicago pre-draft camp. The NBA draft is in late June.
Harvey averaged 8.4 points (fourth on the team), 5.1 rebounds (third) and a team-leading .2 blocks per game while averaging a career-high 18.4 minutes and playing in a career-high 29 games for the Seminoles during the 2002-03 season. He led the team in field goal percentage (.590) and was tied for first in offensive rebounds (2.0 orpg) and was fourth in steals (1.1). During the season, he established career-highs in 17 different statistical categories and finished eighth in the ACC in blocked shots.