Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | 2:17 a.m.
Former UNLV guard Wink Adams, who concluded his career as a Rebel last month as the school's sixth all-time leading scorer, showcased his skills for potential employers over the weekend at the 57th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
The NBA cancelled its annual pre-draft camp in Orlando this year, making Portsmouth the marquee opportunity for graduating seniors to strut their stuff.
Players were broken up into eight teams for a double-elimination tournament, in which Adams' Norfolk Sports Club sponsored squad went 1-2.
In the opening round, NSC lost Cherry, Beakert and Holland, 89-74. In the defeat, Adams tallied 9 points on 4-of-13 shooting. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists to no turnovers in the setback.
NFC bounced back a day later with an 88-77 victory over Portsmouth Sports Club on Friday. In that contest, Adams finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
In the team's final game -- a 92-70 loss to K&D Rounds Landscaping -- Adams enjoyed his finest offensive showing, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting. He added 6 rebounds.
Adams' team also included Florida International center Kevin Hicks, Texas forward Connor Atchley, BYU forward Lee Cummard, Stanford forward Lawrence Hill, St. Joseph's forward Ahmad Nivins, Washington State guard Taylor Rochestie and Central Florida guard Jermaine Taylor.
The tournament was won by Norfolk Naval Shipyard, while Adams' NSC teammate Jermaine Taylor was the weekend's leading scorer, averaging 21.3 points per game.