My Picks for the 2022 All-Portsmouth Teams
April 18th, 2022
By Alan Lu
After watching all 12 Portsmouth games, I have decided who would make my 2022 All-Portsmouth teams this year. I have decided that Michael Devoe would be my pick for MVP of this event. Here are also my picks for which players would make my all-Portsmouth teams as well.
My 2022 All-Portsmouth 1st Team:
C Garrison Brooks, K&D Rounds Landscaping (19.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 60.5 FG%)
F Keve Aluma, Norfolk Sports Club (18.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 63 FG%, 47 3PT%)
F Tyrese Martin, Roger Brown’s Restaurant (19.7 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.3 APG, 56 FG%, 35 3PT%)
G Michael Devoe, Sales Systems, Ltd. (18.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 5.7 APG, 58 FG%, 2.1 AST/TO, led team to a 3-0 record) – My Pick for the 2022 Portsmouth MVP
G Terrell Brown Jr., K&D Rounds Landscaping (19.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 4.3 APG, 51 FG%, 2.6 AST/TO)
Michael Devoe had a fantastic tournament, and he played very well in all three games to help Sales Systems, Ltd. win the PIT title this year. He did a great job of scoring and passing the basketball. He showed good patience, balance, and body control to regularly score at the rim. He made a wide array of passes to rack up assists, and he is an unselfish player that showed great patience, creativity, and court vision to do so.
He also rebounded and defended very well throughout the tournament. He would often poke balls away and get his hands on passes to rack up steals. While he struggled with his three-point shot a bit early on, he was able to find his three-point shot on the final day of the tournament. Overall, Devoe had a terrific showing at the 2022 Portsmouth Invitational, and he is our pick to be the MVP of this event.
Keve Aluma also had a strong showing at this event. He showed a wide array of skills, and he did a good job of knocking down threes, as well as scoring in the paint to help his team. Aluma did a terrific job of shooting and scoring the basketball, and he made shots very well all throughout Portsmouth. He also defended fairly well, and he was able to get some steals and blocks for his team. He didn’t always get rebounds or assists, but Aluma really impressed me with his superb shooting and scoring skills, and he is a solid, all-around player that has legitimately put himself in the second round conversation of the 2022 draft.
Garrison Brooks played very well at this event. He did a very good job of scoring in the post, and he showed a much-improved outside shot, as he made a couple of threes in the first game. He generally threw good passes. He also rebounded and defended fairly well. He was a bit streaky with his outside shot later on and struggled at times to defend shooters, but Brooks showed a very good set of shooting and scoring skills at this event, and his athleticism and versatility as a scorer could enable him to thrive as a role player in the NBA.
Tyrese Martin also had a strong showing at Portsmouth this past week. He is a strong, athletic swingman that thrived at making hustle plays, and he also was able to knock down some outside shots at times. He is an unselfish player that would look to find the open man, and he also did a great job of rebounding the basketball. He also defended well, and he was able to get some steals and blocks. While he was a bit streaky with his outside shot, Martin had a solid, all-around showing overall, and he has certainly played his way into the second round conversation of this draft.
Terrell Brown Jr. played very well in his latter two games at this event, and he did a very good job of scoring the basketball. He showed a knack for getting quick scores off the dribble. He also did a good job of passing and rebounding the basketball, and he also was active defensively. He struggled on the first day, and he’ll still need to improve his three-point shot, but Brown’s scoring skills and production were evident on display in the next two games, and he could project well into a backup point guard role in the NBA.
My 2022 All-Portsmouth Second Team:
C Gaige Prim, Sales Systems, Ltd. (16.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 4.0 BPG, 2.7 APG, 50 FG%)
F Jeriah Horne, Roger Brown’s Restaurant (19.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, 46.5 FG%, 44 3PT%)
G Jared Rhoden, Norfolk Sports Club (15.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 2.0 APG, 58 FG%, 56 3PT%)
G Quenton Jackson, Jani-King (14.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.7 APG, 2.7 SPG, 2.7 BPG, 59 3PT%)
G Devante’ Jones, Portsmouth Partnership (13.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 5.0 APG, 2.7 SPG, 56 FG%)
Devante’ Jones had a tremendous last two games of this tournament. He did a fantastic job of rebounding the basketball, and he thrived as a scorer and playmaker in this tournament. He also played very good defense, and he would rack up steals to help his team on the court. He wasn’t always assertive on offense, and he didn’t always shoot well, but Jones reliably ran the point, and his penchant for grabbing many rebounds and playing very good defense could allow him to project well into a backup point guard role in the NBA.
Jared Rhoden had a very good tournament showing overall. He thrived as a shooter and scorer, and quietly made solid plays to help his team in all three games. He wasn’t always assertive on offense, and he sometimes struggled with turnovers, but Rhoden showed a knack for making solid plays on the court, and he could project to be a solid role player in the NBA.
Jeriah Horne shot the ball very well, especially in the first two games, and he also passed the ball very well on the final day. He seemed to fade a bit on the last day as he wasn’t nearly as efficient in the last game, but Horne really opened up people’s eyes with his impressive shooting and scoring display, and he could project into a 3 and D role in the NBA.
Gaige Prim is an undersized big man that didn’t seem to impress visually, but he was consistently a solid scorer in the post, he rebounded the ball fairly well, and he also did a very good job of passing the ball and blocking shots on the court. He did a superb job of blocking shots in the final day of the event. He didn’t really show much of an outside shot or ball-handling skills, so the question if his skills would translate well to the NBA is still very much in doubt, but Prim was productive at this event, and he could at least carve out a solid playing career in professional basketball.
Quenton Jackson is a very athletic combo guard that showed tremendous athleticism, and he put his strong defensive skills on display, as he would leap up to make incredible blocks, and he would often get steals for his team as well. He rebounded and passed the ball well. He also shot the ball well from beyond the arc. On the downside, he struggled to consistently knock down shots, and he didn’t seem to take as many threes as he should have. He didn’t always show great shot selection at this tournament, but he looked to be one of the best athletes and defenders at this tournament, and he is a versatile player that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.
Here is who I picked as the players that had the next five best performances of the tournament. There were plenty of candidates for the honorable mention list, but I decided to choose these five players for the honorable mention list. For the last spot, it was between Charlie Moore, Grant Golden, Jericole Hellems, and Brandon Horvath, as all of those players also played well at Portsmouth, but after looking at the numbers the actual All-Portsmouth list, I decided to choose Moore for the final spot on my honorable mention list.
In conclusion, those are my picks for the All-Portsmouth teams. In the meantime, the NBA playoffs have been going on, and time will tell to see which teams will advance. Thanks for reading.