Venturini named to South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Navy men’s basketball player Brandon Venturini was named to the South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament team for his role in four Navy games during the tournament.

The Midshipmen went 1-3 during the four-game roadtrip with two of the losses coming by two points each.

During the four games against UAB, TCU, Prairie View A&M and Delaware State, Venturini, a sophomore guard from Allendale, Mich., averaged 11.5 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game in 23.8 minutes per outing. He shot 17-of-41 (.415) from the field and 11-of-30 (.367) from three-point range during the four-game swing.

In the opener last Sunday against UAB, Venturini finished with a team-high 13 points and two rebounds while going 5-of-12 from the field and 3-of-8 from three-point range in 21 minutes.

In last Tuesday’s 47-45 loss to TCU, Venturini finished with 12 points, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes of action.

In the 42-40 setback to Prairie View A&M on Friday, Venturini tallied seven points, two rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes of play.

And finally, in Navy’s 63-53 win over Delaware State in Saturday’s tournament finale, Venturini tallied 14 points, three rebounds and two assists in just 24 minutes of play while going 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point range. He was responsible for Navy’s 9-0 run right out of the locker room with a trio of three-pointers that pushed Navy’s lead from 35-20 to 44-20 early in the second half.

Venturini ranks second on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg) and has contributed 3.0 rpg while ranking second on the team in assists (15) and steals (7). He leads the squad with 15 three-pointers, ranking fifth in the Patriot League.

Navy returns to Alumni Hall to face IPFW on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:00 PM (ET). The game will be streamed online at and fans can listen to the game on WNAV (1430 AM, 99.9 FM, with Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary on the call courtside.


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