JOHN: Chuck Hayes named Portsmouth MVP

Chuck Hayes continued his outstanding play at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament today, dropping 16 points, 7 rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes as his Sports Club team won the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament by beating the Holiday Inn team 101-91 in the championship game.

Chuck Hayes continued his outstanding play at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament today, dropping 16 points, 7 rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes as his Sports Club team won the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament by beating the Holiday Inn team 101-91 in the championship game.

"Chuck improved his stock at this tournament," said Chris Monter, NBA Draft Analyst for Scout.com.

Chuck was 6-11 from the field, 4-4 from the free throw line and six of his seven rebounds came from the offensive glass. Chuck had zero turnovers in 27 minutes of play.

For his efforts over the three days, Chuck was voted Most Valuable Player for the tournament.

"There is still going to be a knock on Chuck for his height," Monter said, "he is obviously a power forward and has those skills."

And speaking of height, there was a rumor floating around the tournament that Chuck was measuring under his listed height of 6-foot-6.

"Not so," Monter said, "Chuck was measured at 6-foot-7 in shoes and 6-foot-6 without shoes. He weighed in at 238 lbs.

Chuck played very consistently over the three days, helping his team to wins in each of the three games. In the championship game the Holiday Inn team hung in there with Sports Club in the opening period, playing them to a dead heat at 42-42 behind the power game of 6-foot8 Oregon State forward David Lucas.

But in the second half Sports Club opened up the lead and hung on down the stretch. Chuck scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and was instrumental n sealing the win down the stretch.


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