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.
Minneapolis native (DeLaSalle HS) and former McDonald's All-American, and Stanford and Kentucky star Reid Travis will play for the Atl. Hawks in the Vegas summer league. Glad to hear that Reid's knee will be good to go in July. It really hampered him during the pre-draft process.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) June 23, 2019
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!