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Evan Daniels calls UK ‘heavy favorite’ for Reid Travis

CBS also thinks the Wildcats are likely to add Reid Travis.

NCAA Basketball: Stanford at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Reid Travis has announced his transfer from the Stanford Cardinal instead of entering the NBA Draft, and all signs point to Kentucky.

Recruiting expert Evan Daniels has called Kentucky the “heavy favorite” for Travis, who averaged 19.5 points per game this year.

Daniels added that Travis may already be “Kentucky-bound.”

CBS Sports has also reported that Kentucky is the likely landing spot for the All-Pac-12 player, “though nothing is official yet.” CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish also said that a formal announcement about Travis’ transfer is expected soon.

On top of his 19.5 PPG, Travis also averaged 8.7 rebounds per game last season, and shot 52.7 percent from the field. He has averaged five-plus rebounds in all four seasons at Stanford, and he has have double figures in scoring in each of the last three years.

In his junior year, he averaged 17.4 PPG, 8.9 RPG and shot 57.9 percent from the field. He eclipsed the 1,000-point mark last season with the Cardinal.

Travis was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, and was ranked the No. 36 player in the class of 2015.

Travis’ decision could impact the decisions of PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and/or Wenyen Gabriel, who are all holding their decisions until the last minute. With another big likely being added to the roster, it’d be shocking to see two or three of those three come back.

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