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Reid Travis’ impact goes beyond box score

Reid Travis is Kentucky’s top rebounder on the Bahamas trip, but on offense, he’s yet to find his footing. The fifth-year senior is averaging eight points per game off 27 percent shooting, which assistant coach Joel Justus says is proof he’s still adjusting to Kentucky’s system.

“I think he’s learning a new system. He’s a new guy for us too. He’s playing with new guys. He’s going to be fine. He’s getting shots in areas he’s never taken them for and playing in places he’s never played. That’s why he wanted to come here. He wanted to be pushed, he wanted to come here to be challenged and that’s what he’s doing right now. What he is doing is, he’s in the gym, he’s watching film, what he needs to do to be a better version of himself. It’s August 11. We’ve got a ways to go. He’s excited. Once again, this group is very, very excited for what they can do collectively and individually.”

Travis may not be contributing a lot of points yet, but Justus said his impact on this group is immeasurable.

“I think you can see flashes. There are times when he’s struggling — you’re seeing that now — but he’s playing hard. He’s a great leader for us on defense. These young guys are so blessed to have him. They love playing with him. He’s giving these young players confidence. So he’s missing a couple of shots? He’s doing outstanding things for our basketball team that aren’t showing up on the box score.”


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Reid Travis’ impact goes beyond box score

  1. Cletis75
    1:18 pm August 12, 2018 Permalink

    Wait till Camp Cal is over. I think he picks it up before then, but most of our big men greatly improve after Camp Cal. Jorts comes to mind mostly because of the Louisville game. AD & KAT both improved their footwork and showed much improved offense after their weeks. I think Reid just needs some minor adjustments (tweaks if you will), and I trust our staff to get him there.

  2. Randall lee
    3:07 pm August 12, 2018 Permalink

    Amen coach. 4ever you can suck it.

  3. Luether
    7:37 pm August 12, 2018 Permalink

    Good post, Mrs TT…