I’m not sure I saw a prediction that had Stanford grad-transfer Reid Travis going anywhere besides Kentucky when he announced his plans to leave Stanford earlier this week.
But here’s something to keep an eye on: Reid Travis’ brother, Jonah Travis, played at Harvard with new Villanova graduate assistant Matt Fraschilla, son of ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla.
I don’t think UK should panic because Reid Travis’ brother has a relationship with a graduate assistant, but it’s something to monitor.
On Wednesday Jeff Goodman reported that Travis would consider UK and Villanova, but said “multiple sources told ESPN that Kentucky is the front-runner to land Travis, and that defending national champion Villanova is also involved.”
Travis averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds at Stanford and has been linked as a UK target for weeks.
Jonah Travis and Matt Fraschilla played together for two seasons at Harvard (2013-2015). Travis averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2015 during his senior season at Harvard.
Expect things to move quickly for Reid Travis’ second recruitment. UK is still the expected landing destination but you can’t count out Villanova at this point, especially with Omari Spellaman staying in the NBA Draft.