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Wise among 70 seniors in Va.

Former men’s basketball guard Nic Wise continues his campaign to raise his draft stock this week at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament for college seniors.

Wise joins about 70 other seniors and Pacific 10 Conference standouts Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher of California, Dwight Lewis of USC and Landry Fields of Stanford.

The Portsmouth, Va., tournament features 12 games from April 7-11 and includes a consolation bracket for the losers. The tournament is the last chance for Wise to improve his draft stock.

“”I think there were times when he was projected on mock draft, but when it came down to it, he was never really a bona fide draft pick,”” Aran Smith of told the Daily

Wildcat last week. “”I think he’s the kind of guy that will probably end up on a summer league team … I don’t see him being drafted.””

Also competing will be Houston’s Aubrey Coleman, better known as the player who stepped on Chase Budinger’s face last season and sparked a pivotal run through the Pac-10.

Tennessee’s Bruce Pearl will speak at a luncheon at the invitational on Friday.

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