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Oklahoma scene: OU's Cameron Clark, OSU's Markel Brown to skip Portsmouth Invitational

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.
From Staff Reports Published: April 14, 2014
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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.

HONOR ROLL

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.

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