Ricardo Ratliffe, starting power forward for the Missouri Tigers, is excited to be coming to
Portsmouth, Virginia for the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. The PIT is regarded as one of
the first pre draft events of the season allowing NBA General Managers and scouts to see the
talent contending for placement in the league.
"The PIT will allow me the opportunity to display my skills to the NBA executives who will be at
the event....I decided to play in the PIT because it gives me an opportunity to show the diversity
of my skills as a small forward in addition to the power forward position I played at Missouri"
Ratliffe led the NCAA in field goal percentage this season (69.3%) and led the Big 12 in offensive
rebounds. In addition, he led the Tigers in rebounds and averaged 13.6 points per game. In the
Reese's College All-Star game in New Orleans on April 6, Ricardo recorded 21 points and 10
rebounds. He was named the Most Important Player on the West team as he showed his
outside shooting ability and knack for finding the ball.