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Stanford’s Reid Travis NOT invited to NBA Combine

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Yesterday afternoon, Yahoo! Sports released the list of seventy-three players invited to the NBA Combine later this month. Five Kentucky players received invites, including Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington, and Jarred Vanderbilt.

Not included on the list? Stanford’s Reid Travis.

Travis is a 6-foot-8, 245-pound hoss who put his name in the draft without an agent back in April. As a redshirt junior, Travis was third in the Pac-12 in both scoring (19.5 PPG) and rebounding (8.7 RPG), earning All-Pac-12 in the process. In his career, he ranks seventh in school history with 1,427 points and 10th with 758 rebounds.

And he’s eligible to transfer wherever he wants for one final season as a graduate transfer.

Back when the season ended, Kyle Tucker of SEC Country confirmed Travis was “on the short list” for Kentucky if they see unexpected departures in the NBA Draft from any of Washington, Vanderbilt, and Wenyen Gabriel.

In fact, Tucker reports Kentucky may go after the talented forward transfer even if they lose just one of the three draft entries, and that battle will likely come down to the Cats and Duke.

With Travis not earning an NBA Combine invite, odds are good he returns to school and opts to transfer to a blue-blood school to compete for a national championship.

And I’m ready for yet another Coach Cal vs. Coach K battle.

This was his most recent NBA workout:

And highlights of his 29-point outing this season against USC:

Obviously the best-case scenario would be for all three Wildcats to return to school, but if we see a surprise, I don’t think Kentucky fans would mind the addition of Reid Travis in the slightest.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Stanford’s Reid Travis NOT invited to NBA Combine

    7:34 pm May 5, 2018 Permalink

    For him to not get an invite, but Vando and Washington did, tells me the UK jersey carries a LOT of weight in the process…probably rightfully so. I doubt he’ll wind up at UK, simply because Cal would force him to work for minutes like everyone else, in his last year of eligibility. The kid would be a 1st-team All-conf. starter for any other team. Why would anyone waste their last year for a “chance” at a NC, if they have their eye on the NBA?

    • michaelb
      9:29 pm May 5, 2018 Permalink

      Just like you said “the jersey carries a lot of weight”. A nc & going down in history as a winner doesn’t necessarily make you look bad

  2. michaelb
    9:35 pm May 5, 2018 Permalink

    Wait a min… how many players can we possibly cram on to the team next season ? It’s beginning to be ridiculous. Are there any NBA free agents with a year or two of eligibility left ? Surely that’s next. I don’t see how the NCAA favors this reclassification stuff anyway. It’s a mafia move.