The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has been the launching pad for many lesser-known seniors coming from smaller schools who turned into big time professional players. Check out the list of PIT alumni who made a name for themselves in the NBA. (The linked entries note the players who are currently active.)

Shandon Anderson Rockets G Georgia '96
Isaac Austin Grizzlies C Arizona State '91
Muggsy Bogues Knicks G Wake Forest '87
Terrell Brandon Timberwolves G Oregon '91
Chucky Brown Kings F North Carolina State '89
Dee Brown Magic G Jacksonville '90
P.J. Brown Hornets F Luisiana Tech '92
Randy Brown Suns G New Mexico State '91
Rick Brunson Blazers G Temple
Jud Buechler Magic G Arizona '90
Scott Burrell Hornets F Connecticut '93
Jason Caffey Bucks F Alabama '95
Brian Cardinal Pistons F Purdue '00
Duane Causwell Heat C Temple '90
Chris Crawford Hawks F Marquette '97
John Crotty Jazz G Virginia '91
Antonio Davis Raptors F Texas-El Paso '90
Terry Davis Nuggets C Virginia Union '89
Vinny Del Negro Suns G North Carolina State '88
Chris Dudley Blazers C Yale '87
Howard Eisley Knicks G Boston College '94
Jamie Feick Nets F Michigan State '96
Derek Fisher Lakers G Arkansas-Little Rock'96
Greg Foster Bucks C Texas-El Paso '90
Lawrence Funderburke Kings F Ohio State '94
Tim Hardaway Nuggets G Texas-El Paso '89
Cedric Henderson Warriors F Memphis '97
Jeff Hornacek Jazz G Iowa State '86
Bobby Jackson Kings G Minnesota '97
Jaren Jackson Spurs G Georgetown '89
Anthony Johnson Nets G Charleston (SC) '97
Avery Johnson Mavericks G Southern University '88
Grant Long Grizzlies F Eastern Michigan '88
Felipe Lopez Timberwolves G St. John's (N.Y.) '98
Dan Majerle Suns F Central Michigan '88
Matt Maloney Hawks G Pennsylvania
Anthony Mason Bucks F Tennessee State '88
Tony Massenburg Grizzlies C Maryland '90
Sam Mitchell Timberwolves F Mercer '85
Cuttino Mobley Rockets G Rhode Island '98
Johnny Newman Mavericks F Richmond '86
Charles Oakley Bulls F Virginia Union '85
Ruben Patterson Blazers F Cincinnati '98
Bobby Phills Hornets G Southern University '91
Scottie Pippen Blazers F Central Arkansas '87
Mark Pope Bucks F Kentucky '96
Terry Porter Spurs G Wis.-Stevens Point '85
Brent Price Kings G Oklahoma '92
Theo Ratliff Hawks F Wyoming '95
Brian Shaw Lakers G UCSB '88
Reggie Slater Timberwolves F Wyoming '92
Michael Smith Wizards F Providence '94
Michael Smith Wizards G Louisiana-Monroe '00
John Stockton Jazz G Gonzage '84
Erick Strickland Celtics G Nebraska '96
Mark Strickland Hawks F Temple '92
Ben Wallace Pistons F Virginia Union '96
David Wesley Hornets G Baylor '92
Chris Whitney Wizards G Clemson '93
Eric Williams Celtics F Providence '95
Michael Williams Raptors G Villanova '97