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Nunn, Wilder, Maten, Tillman to play in Portsmouth

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn and Western Michigan’s Thomas Wilder will participate in this week’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a four-day, 12-game showcase tournament in front of scouts from all 30 NBA teams, as they attempt to build their stock ahead of June’s draft.

Nunn and Wilder are among the 64 players earning invitations, and the lone players from state of Michigan teams.

Nunn, a 6-foot-3, 184-pound guard, averaged 25.9 points this past season, his lone season with Oakland after transferring from Illinois. That was good for second in the nation.

Wilder, a 6-3, 190-pound guard, averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals this season, his fourth with the Broncos. Wilder flirted with the idea of the NBA after his junior season, in which he averaged 19.3 points, but withdrew and returned for his senior season.

Georgia’s Yante Maten and VCU’s Justin Tillman, both former Metro Detroit standouts, also will attend.

Maten is the SEC player of the year who starred in high school at Bloomfield Hills Lahser and Bloomfield Hills. The 6-8, 240-pound forward averaged 19.3 points and 8.6 rebounds this past season.

The 6-8, 220-pound Tillman, a Detroit Pershing product, was an All-Atlantic 10 first-team selection who averaged 18.9 points and a conference-leading 9.9 rebounds as a senior.

The PIT is Wednesday through Saturday at Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va.