Reid Travis is officially a member of the 2018-19 Kentucky Basketball team, but he’s not able to practice just yet.
According to Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Travis is still waiting to be officially admitted into UK’s graduate school program before he can be involved with any skill instruction. He’s still able to do other team-related activities, but he can’t practice until he’s admitted into the graduate program.
It sounds like it won’t be anything to worry about and Travis should be practicing very soon. With him unable to practice, along with PJ Washington still sidelined while recovering from finger surgery, that’s led to EJ Montgomery getting a lot more run in practice, and he’s been impressing thus far.
As for Travis, he joined UK in late June after scoring 19.5 points and bringing in 8.7 rebounds per game last year with the Stanford Cardinal. He elected to go the grad transfer route and considered the Villanova Wildcats, but Kentucky ended up being the only school to get a visit before securing his pledge.
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).
Here’s a peak of what UK is getting in Travis once he’s able to practice: