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Reid Travis to play in the NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks

After spending his grad transfer season in Lexington, Reid Travis didn’t make the jump to NBA Draft Pick that he had hoped for when he left Stanford. However, we all knew that he’d have plenty of opportunities to sign on with a team after the draft like we’ve seen players do in the past. After a few days of relative silence from Travis’ camp, news broke this evening that Reid will be playing in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks.

After averaging 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Cats this past season, Travis will need to showcase an ability to hang with the more athletic players at the next level, as well as prove how consistent his game away from the basket can be.

Of note in Darren Wolfson’s tweet is the mention of Travis’ knee injury that he came back from at the end of the season. It appears it was a bigger issue than most knew of in these last few weeks. Regardless, Reid will get his shot and that’s all anyone can ask for at this stage in the game.

It is awesome to see Reid get the opportunity to play for a spot on an NBA or G-League roster rather than going straight to international basketball without any offers. I’m sure all of Big Blue Nation will be sending congratulatory message to the new-age one and done on Twitter this evening and making sure he feels the love.

Go prove yourself to the doubters, Reid!

@BrettBibbinsKSR

Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR

6 Comments for Reid Travis to play in the NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks



  1. Not Dan Issel
    8:23 pm June 23, 2019 Permalink

    If healthy, Reid may be able to play himself into a spot on a team that needs a player willing to do the “dirty work”. There is no doubt he has a high basketball IQ.



  2. nocode96
    8:39 pm June 23, 2019 Permalink

    Proud of RT, will root for him in the game and in life.



  3. CatManDo
    8:51 pm June 23, 2019 Permalink

    Chuck Hayes has shown that undersized and limited athletic players can have a long career in the league.



    • Underdog
      9:05 pm June 23, 2019 Permalink

      Chuck Hayes was super quick laterally, could dribble well and had fantastic post moves. The main thing was his quickness.

      But he was was a fierce competitor as well.

      Not that RT isn’t fierce, but Chuck was on a different level. A true warrior.

      The most notable likeness to Chuck’s game is that chuck couldn’t shoot from the outside. But the game has changed since Chuck played.



  4. VirginiaCat
    9:02 pm June 23, 2019 Permalink

    Wonderful news. RT is a class act and deserving of a chance to play in the NBA.



  5. michaelb
    2:33 am June 24, 2019 Permalink

    He rebounds & blocks out to well to not have a shot at a nba roster