Former star defender at UNC turns into offensive powerhouse for the night at the Pre-NBA Draft Portsmouth Invitational:

Was the star of the early evening contest, with a game-high 22 points for Beach Barton Ford in an 86-81 losing effort. Manuel filled up the stat line shooting 10-of-12 from the field, 2-of-3 at the free throw line and posting 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 assists and 1 steal.

Jawad Williams is playing as well, but it sounds like Wake Forest’s Taron Downey had the better night last night.

BTW, the end-of-season awards ceremony is being held at the Smith Center on April 12, and this year it’s open to the public and free of charge.

Courtesy of Inside Carolina