His leadership and skills have granted him an invite for the 59th Portsmouth Invitational Tournament on April 6 through April 9.
The event will feature 64 seniors around the nation.
The P.I.T. is the last chance that these seniors will have at impressing scouts before the NBA Pre-Draft camp, and it is the only post-season event that that includes live competition.
"We believe Papa is one of the best post players in the country," said head coach Matt Doherty. "An invitation to the Portsmouth Invitational is a great honor and shows that others feel the same way about his ability. He is wrapping up an outstanding career on the Hilltop and has worked hard to earn this opportunity."
Playing in the P.I.T. is a good way to get noticed by NBA scouts, as well as by scouts from some of the top European clubs. There are currently 57 former P.I.T. participants who are playing in the NBA.
Over 200 NBA representatives and approximately 100 European club scouts will be in attendance.
Other notable players invited to the event:
- Josh Harvey -