Oklahoma guard/forward Cameron Clark and Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown were each listed as invites to the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Basketball Tournament, but neither will participate this week.
The four-game, 12-day tournament in Virginia typically serves as a showcase for the top 64 senior draft prospects, with representatives from every NBA team in attendance.
Brown took to Twitter on Monday to clarify his non-participation in the Wednesday through Saturday event, saying “Misunderstanding...I will not be attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament...sorry.”
Brown averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists this season. Clark averaged 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and shot 43 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Both Clark and Brown have been projected as second-round picks in the upcoming NBA Draft in June.
ECU NAMES HOOPS COACH
Matt Cole was hired as East Central University women’s basketball coach. He has spent the last 11 seasons as an assistant women’s coach at Northeastern State. Cole, an NSU graduate, is just the fourth head coach in East Central women’s basketball history.
Emily Holombek had been the interim women’s basketball coach since October. The Tigers finished the season with a 19-8 record.
Athletes from Oklahoma who were honored by their conference for last week’s performances:
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
•Former Broken Arrow standout Bo Farrow posted the No. 1 mark in NCAA Division II for discus throw. Farrow, who competes for Pittsburg State (Kan.), recorded a 179-feet, 5-inch throw during the David Suenram Classic. He finished second in the shot at 54-5.25.
Great American Conference
•Southeastern State outfielder Ryan Salter was selected as the top baseball player for hitting .571, with five runs scored and three stolen bases.
•The top pitcher was Eddie Cumpston of Northwestern State. Struck out 10 during a seven-inning no-hitter against Hillsdale Baptist. Retired the first 16 batters he faced.
Sooner Athletic Conference
•Oklahoma City U. golfer James Marchesani shot rounds of 64 and 69 to win the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational. The 64 was the best in the NAIA this season. The native Australian has three tournament wins this spring.
•Joey Szczepanski of Oklahoma Baptist was Baseball Player of the Week for batting .615 with two homers, three doubles and nine RBIs. Added two stolen bases.
•OCU pitcher Brad Wieck was honored for striking out 12 during a complete-game, three-hit shutout of Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas). Threw just 91 pitches.
•Emily Krienke, a junior at OCU, was the top softball player. The Calgary native batted .684 with three doubles, two homers and a triple. Scored 11 runs and drove in four.
•David Mountford of Oklahoma City was Track Athlete of the Week won the 10,000 meters in an NAIA-best 30 minuttes, 21.77 seconds at the Wichita State Classic. The time set OCU and meet records.
•Oklahoma Baptist senior Jura Levy was the female Track Athlete of the Week. She set an NAIA record for the 200, winning in 23.38 seconds at the Wichita State Classic.
•Akela Jones of OBU was Field Athlete of the Week. The sophomore cleared 5-9.75 in the high jump in Wichita, Kan.