TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State seniors Christ Koumadje and Terance Mann, who led the Seminoles to six wins in the last three NCAA Tournaments, will play in the 67th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament April 17-20, 2019 at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth Va.
The Portsmouth Invitational annually invites 64 of the best college basketball seniors to participate in a four-day, twelve game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. During its illustrious history The PIT has been a showcase for many of the top-50 players in NBA History including Florida State All-American Dave Cowens. Cowens participated in the event in 1970 and was the number four overall selection of the Boston Celtics in that year’s NBA Draft.
Koumadje will play as a member of the Portsmouth Sports Club team along with forward Kenny Goins of Michigan State and guard Tookie Brown of Georgia Southern. Mann is a member of Team Mike Duman and will play with center Kyle Alexander of Tennessee and guard Barry Brown, Jr., of Kansas State.
Koumadje and Mann are joined by Virginia Tech’s Ahmed Hill and Justin Robinson as the only four ACC players to participate in the event.
Participants at the PIT are divided into eight teams of eight players each, and will square off in a tournament setting with each team guaranteed to play three games.
Koumadje (6.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg in 2019) and Mann (11.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg in 2019) finished their careers as members of the winningest senior class in school history (97 victories) and with three NCAA Tournament appearances.
The Seminoles enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in school history in 2019 as they played in their third consecutive NCAA Tournament, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the school-record tying second consecutive season, finished the season ranked 10th nationally in the Associated Press poll, advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament, finished fourth in the ACC standings and defeated six nationally ranked teams.
Mann finished his amazing career ranked first in school history for games played (140), eighth in school history for games started (101), 14th in rebounding (710), 15th in career field goal percentage (.552), 19th in field goals made (505) and 20th in scoring (1,322 career points).
Koumadje, who also played on three NCAA Tournament teams while at Florida State, finished his career ranked third in career field goal shooting percentage (.622) and seventh in blocked shots with 146.
Both Koumadje (international Affairs) and Mann (Social Sciences) will graduate from Florida State University on May 4, 2019, along with fellow seniors Phil Cofer (Sociology) and PJ Savoy (Social Sciences).
For more information on the event visit www.portsmouthinvitational.com.