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Lin Selected For Portsmouth Invitational

Pictured: Jeremy Lin will play in the Portsmouth Invitational in April.

PORTSMOUH, Va.  - Harvard University men's basketball player Jeremy Lin has been selected to play in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational in Portsmouth, Va. following the season.

The tournament, now in its 58th year, takes place April 7-10 and features the nation's top 64 collegiate seniors who will play 12 games in four days. It is the only post-season event prior to the Chicago Draft Camp and usually sees in excess of 200 NBA scouts and representatives.

Lin, a two-time All-Ivy selection, is currently second in fan voting for the Bob Cousy Award which goes to the nation's top point guard. Lin is also a finalist for the coveted John R. Wooden Award which goes to the nation's player of the year.

Lin has led the Ivy League in steals in each of the past two seasons and is doing so again this year. Last year, he was the only player in the nation to rank in his league's top 10 in every statistical category.

The Crimson will be playing its final two home games this weekend against Brown (Friday) and Yale (Saturday) before heading on the road next weekend for games at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton.

Lin is the first Harvard player selected to the invitational since 2006-07 when 7-foot center Brian Cusworth earned the invite. Cusworth is playing professionally with the Bàsquet Manresa basketball team, which participates in the Liga ACB in Spain. After playing in the NBA Summer League in 2007, Cusworth signed with Estonian top team Tartu Ülikool/Rock. He was one of the team's top performers during the season and helped Rock to FIBA EuroCup semifinals. He also won the Estonian National Championship with the team and was named MVP of the KML Finals that year.

For more information about the Portsmouth Invitational, including a list of past participants, click [Here]