Stanford transfer Reid Travis will be visiting Kentucky on Tuesday, and it’s major news for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per contest last season, earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors in the process.
With PJ Washington back, we’ve already discussed just how deadly the Kentucky frontcourt would be with Travis in the fold. There would be ridiculous versatility, with Washington, Travis, Nick Richards, and EJ Montgomery all having different skillsets to bring to the table.
You can find out more about specific lineups and statistics on the Washington/Travis pairing below:
And if you ask the other Pac-12 coaches that had to come up with gameplans to slow down Travis, they’re thanking their lucky stars he will be out of the conference this season. KSR’s Aaron Torres talked to two of them, with each giving hilarious quotes about how happy they are he’s gone.
“They [Kentucky] have a bunch of young kids, but you throw Reid Travis in that group?” one Pac-12 assistant coach told KSR. “Oh my gosh. I just hope we don’t meet them until the Final Four.”
In the past, though, only single-game highlights and draft workout videos have been available. We heard from others and saw the numbers, but we only got to see bits and pieces of Travis’s workload. Nothing in-depth.
Now, you have the opportunity to see for yourself just how good this kid is.
Someone has compiled a full 14-minute highlight reel from Travis’s 2017-18 season, and it’s absolutely ridiculous.
Bully. Bulldozer. Monster.
On that note, Travis graduated today, meaning the recruiting process has officially begun. And it shouldn’t take long.
Today is the day I’ve been grinding for.. I get to walk across that stage and call myself a Stanford grad!
— Reid Travis (@2ReidTravis2) June 17, 2018
Travis has yet to even schedule a trip to Villanova, meaning there’s a solid chance John Calipari can lock him up when he’s in Lexington on Tuesday.
Ashton Hagans officially joined the club this afternoon. Now, it’s Reid Travis’s turn.
Come on down, big fella.