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Hughes continues NBA audition tour

Hughes_Trevon_12_2_09d.JPGFresh off an impressive showing (12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 0 turnovers) in the College All-Star Game at the Final Four, Wisconsin senior Trevon Hughes is on to the next round of NBA auditions.

Hughes left Madison on Tuesday to compete in front of NBA scouts at the 2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.). Each year for 57 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball seniors from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team.

Hughes and Team K&D Rounds Landscaping will begin their tournament schedule Wednesday at 8 p.m. (CT).  Hughes is teamed with, among others: Ryan Wittman (Cornell), Deon Thompson (North Carolina), Jason Love (Xavier) and Donald Sloan (Texas A&M). Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan has familiarity with Thompson, having coached him last summer in the World University Games.

Hughes is one of just four Big Ten players invited to the P.I.T., including Raymar Morgan (Michigan State), DeShawn Sims (Michigan) and Lawrence Westbrook (Minnesota). Hughes also joins fellow Wisconsin alums who have recently competed in the P.I.T. like Marcus Landry (2009), Brian Butch (2008), Kammron Taylor (2007) and Kirk Penney (2003).