Frank Hassell To Play In Portsmouth Invitational

March 22, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 22, 2011

PORTSMOUTH, VA-- ODU 6-9 center Frank Hassell (Chesapeake, VA.) has accepted an invitation to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, April 6-9 at Churchland High School.

The PIT is the annual showcase for NBA scouts which features 64 of the top seniors in college basketball.

Hassell averaged 15.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game for the Monarchs who were 27-7, captured their second straight CAA Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Hassell was named MVP of the CAA Tournament along with earning first team All-CAA and NABC All-District 10 honors. He was named honorable mention All-American and the Riley Wallace All-American.

Hassell completed his career with 1282 career points and 909 career rebounds. He ranks 28th all-time at ODU in scoring and 10th all-time in rebounding. He played 138 career games which is second all-time in school history.

Hassell and his fellow seniors won 97 career games, the best ever at ODU which included two NCAA appearances, a post season title and the quarterfinals of the CBI Tournament.