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Kentucky Basketball: Reid Travis skipping NBA Draft and may grad transfer to UK, per report

Travis has been mentioned as a possible grad transfer target for UK.

NCAA Basketball: Stanford at UCLA Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Reid Travis has officially announced he will be a grad transfer:

UK is in great shape.


Reid Travis has officially withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will be a graduate transfer for the 2018-19 college basketball season.

While UK is strongly in the mix for him, it looks like the Villanova Wildcats may also be a threat:

It looks like UK may not finalize its roster for several more weeks.

The Kentucky Wildcats may still be looking for more players to join their 2018-19 roster, especially when it comes to big men.

We already know UK will have forward EJ Montgomery and center Nick Richards next season. However, UK could lose PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and/or Wenyen Gabriel to the pros, which is why John Calipari may look to add another big man via a 2019 reclassification, or perhaps even a grad transfer.

If the latter turns out to be the case, Reid Travis is a name to keep an eye on, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.

The current Stanford Cardinal center opted to test his NBA prospects this offseason, but he didn’t even receive an invite to the NBA Draft Combine. He still worked out for several NBA teams, but it sounds like he’ll ultimately return to school and possibly land at UK.

While speculation that Travis could move to another school has persisted, he’s never said he was considering a graduate transfer. It’s possible he returns to Stanford for another season, though it’s starting to look like he’s ready to go elsewhere.

A two-time All-Pac-12 first-team member, Travis ranked third in the Pac-12 in both points per game (19.5) and rebounds (8.7) this past season. He also led the conference in free throw attempts (243) and field goal attempts (474).

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