The Associated Press announced its Preseason All-America team on Tuesday, and though no Kentucky Wildcats made the list, Reid Travis earned a handful of votes. Travis was the 13th-leading vote-getter with five votes from the 65 ballots from the national media panel.
Purdue’s Carsen Edwards led all players with 63 of 65 votes to headline the six-man All-America team, which also includes Duke freshman R.J. Barrett:
Carsen Edwards, Purdue, Sophomore, (63 votes)
Luke Maye, North Carolina, Senior, (52)
R.J. Barrett, Duke, Freshman, (50)
Dedric Lawson, Kansas, Junior, (30)
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin, Senior, (23)
Caleb Martin, Nevada, Senior, (23)
Other receiving votes: Grant Williams, Tennessee, 18; Tyus Battle, Syracuse, 11; Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga, 10; Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s, 10; Kyle Guy, Virginia, 8; Mike Daum, South Dakota State, 6; Markus Howard, Marquette, 5; Reid Travis, Kentucky, 5; Zion Williamson, Duke, 3; Tremont Waters, LSU, 2; Cassius Winston, Michigan State, 2; Sagaba Konate, West Virginia, 1; Romeo Langford, Indiana, 1; Eric Paschall, Villanova, 1; Jontay Porter, Missouri, 1.
To recap, Reid Travis was the only Kentucky Wildcat to receive a vote and Reid Travis might be coming off the bench at Kentucky.
Kentucky must be loaded.