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Caupain gets a shot at Portsmouth

Senior point guard Troy Caupain has played his last game with the Cincinnati Bearcats, but even after the season has ended basketball hasn’t for Troy. He got to play in an all-star game during Final Four weekend. Caupain will play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, April 12-15 at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Virginia.

This will be a great opportunity for Caupain to show pro scouts his skill set as NBA and European league scouts will be there. Former Bearcats have played in the Portsmouth before: Yancy Gates, Octavius Ellis, Justin Jackson, Eric Hicks and Tony Bobbitt (just to name a few).

Check out some information from the official press release:

Caupain is one of 64 seniors in the nation taking part in the invitation-only four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team and more than 30 scouts from teams from Europe or Asia. He will compete on the Norfolk Sports Club beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.

A native of Midlothian, Virginia, Caupain finished his Cincinnati career as the only player in school history with more than 1,300 points and 500 assists. He handed out a school-record 515 career assists and tallied 1,317 career points, tying former Bearcat Cashmere Wright for 22nd place on Cincinnati’s all-time scoring list. He ended his career second in victories (102), second in consecutive games played (137), third in minutes played (3,980) and tied for fourth in games played (137).

Caupain averaged 10.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals as a senior, helping lead the Bearcats to a 30-6 record, the second-most wins in school history. A second-team all-conference selection, Caupain led the American Athletic Conference and ranked fifth in the nation with a 3.4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He also ranked among the league leaders in assists (sixth at 4.4) and steals (13th at 1.2).

 

Managing Editor of Bearcat Insider, I've been on the BCI team the last couple of years. I made the final four in the Biggest Big East Fan contest in 2011, I covered UC also on Cincy on the Prowl. I'm just a lefty trying to get buckets in this game called life Van Exel style.

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