Former Stanford forward Reid Travis is the best graduate transfer on the market right now, and he is expected expected to choose between Kentucky or Villanova in the near future.
Playing in the Pac-12 with California for a year, former Kentucky center Marcus Lee went up against Reid three times last season. This makes Lee a good person to talk to about Travis, and Jerry Tipton caught up with the former Kentucky fan-favorite to do just that.
“Reid Travis is a great player,” said Lee. “Since I’m always a Kentucky fan, I was real excited. I’m hoping he goes there.”
He doesn’t need the ball to score,” Lee continued. “He’s a very aggressive player. But, overall, he’s a really nice guy. I’ve always enjoyed playing against him.”
Lee regards Travis a tough, physical and bruising player at the power forward position. The 6’8” 240 pound forward averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds a game this past season, and a good amount of those numbers came from sheer dominance in the post.
“He plays as hard as he can,” Lee said. “And he’s going to hit you in the mouth. You’re going to feel him the whole game.”
The addition of Reid Travis would be monumental for this upcoming Kentucky team, as his experience and down-low scoring prominence have even the defending National Champions salivating over him. Travis is a potential college basketball superstar given the right platform to show out.