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Reid Travis gets Marcus Lee’s seal of approval

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As we continue to wait for news on Stanford grad transfer Reid Travis, here’s a glowing endorsement from a player who knows both Travis and Kentucky Basketball well: Marcus Lee. Jerry Tipton spoke to the Lee about Travis, whom he faced three times after transferring to Cal and played on the scout team the year he sat out.

“Reid Travis is a great player,” Lee said. “Since I’m always a Kentucky fan, I was real excited. I’m hoping he goes there.”

Lee’s scouting of report on Travis echoes a lot of what we’ve heard about him so far: aggressive, powerful, and relentless on both ends of the floor. Lee said Travis reminds him of his former Kentucky teammate Julius Randle in that he always finds a way to impact the game.

“He plays as hard as he can,” Lee said. “And he’s going to hit you in the mouth. You’re going to feel him the whole game. But he’s not doing it intentionally. You’re going to be able to talk trash to him. And he’s going to talk back at you. And at the end of the game, we’re still cool. … I have a lot of friends who go to Stanford, and they said the same exact thing about him.”

High praise from a source we know very well. Unfortunately, we won’t hear much news on Travis until after June 17, Stanford’s graduation, after which he’ll visit Kentucky and Villanova. Until then, check out Jerry’s articles for more quotes from Lee and do your own scouting report with the workout video below:

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7 Comments for Reid Travis gets Marcus Lee’s seal of approval



  1. TreyTingle
    1:49 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

    Come on down Mr. Travis! #22 jersey is ready for you.



  2. runningunnin.454
    2:33 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

    Definitely need this guy. When you consider injuries and whistle happy refs, it’s obvious we need some depth in the paint.



  3. Headhurts
    2:46 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

    Marcus Lee………classy kid.



  4. Irish son
    2:49 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

    Marcus Lee is just a great kid. I hope he has a long successful career in whatever he does



  5. check
    3:14 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

    Sweet video!



  6. KentuckyVSEveryone
    4:39 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

    I was really surprised by his handle and shooting in the video. Let’s hope he can stretch the floor for us!! But first things first…COME ON DOWN BIG FELLA!!



    • Fitz
      6:28 pm June 8, 2018 Permalink

      I think once Travis decides which Wildcat he will suit up for we will learn that he was only interested in transferring to a program that had an excellent chance to win a the NCAA Championship and how much of a factor he would be in helping win that title. Kentucky or Villanova?
      .