- Reid Travis
- Hometown (Last School)
- Minneapolis, MN (DeLaSalle)
- November 25, 1995
Reid Travis was November 25, 1995, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Nathaniel and Jacqueline Travis. He has two brothers and two sisters. His brother, Jonah, played basketball at Harvard from 2011–15 and his cousin, Ross, played basketball at Penn State and is now a tight end in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in science, technology and society.
In high school, Travis was ranked among the nation’s top 50 players by Scout (40), Rivals (40), and ESPN (23). He averaged 26.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while leading his high school, DeLaSalle High School, a Catholic, college preparatory high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to a third straight Class AAA state title his senior season. Travis was a McDonald’s All-American Game participant and a member of the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, competing at the Nike Hoop Summit. He was tabbed the Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year and was named co-state Player of the Year.
As a freshman at Stanford, Travis played in 28 games, making 12 starts. He averaged 6.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and shot 48.9 percent from the field. Travis made his collegiate debut against Wofford, scoring 14 points and grabbing four rebounds. He scored a season-high 15 points and snared six rebounds at BYU and hauled in a season-best 14 rebounds to go along with seven points in 32 minutes at Texas. Travis produced his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at UC Davis.
As a sophomore at Stanford, Travis saw action in eight games before suffering a left leg injury that kept him out of the season’s final 22 games. He led the team in rebounds (7.1), was second in points (12.8), and third in minutes (32.8) at the time of the injury. He scored a season-high 18 points in 34 minutes at Saint Mary’s.
As a redshirt sophomore at Stanford, Travis was a first-team All-PAC 12 selection and NABC All-District second-team selection. He was the only player in Pac 12 and one of only five players in Power 5 conferences to finish the season ranked in the top five of his conference in both scoring and rebounding. Travis started all 27 games and averaged 17.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He posted nine double-doubles. He scored 29 points and had nine boards at No. 4 Kansas and set both Stanford and Kansas records for free throws made (19) and attempts (22). He posted 24 points and 17 rebounds at Harvard.
As a redshirt junior at Stanford, Travis was a First Team All-Pac-12 selection and NABC All-District First Team. He was one of three Stanford players in program history to have at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds in less than 100 games played. Travis was the Hank Luisetti team MVP and was a third-year captain. He ranked third in the Pac-12 in both scoring (19.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 RPG). Travis scored in double figures in all but one of his 35 games played and tallied a career-high 33 points at Washington. He knocked down a career-high 11 3-pointers, including three against Arizona State, and had a career-high 16 double-doubles.
Travis declared for the 2018 NBA draft, but did not sign with an agent; opting instead to return for his redshirt-senior year. On May 30, he announced he was withdrawing from the draft but transferring from Stanford. On June 20, 2018, Travis announced that he would transfer to and play for the University of Kentucky.
Travis transferred to Kentucky as a graduate student. As a graduate transfer at Kentucky, Travis was a Senior CLASS Award finalist and a 2018-19 SEC Academic Honor Roll member. He finished his decorated collegiate career at Kentucky and Stanford with 1,786 points, 987 rebounds, 83 steals, and 44 blocks. Travis posted 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his lone season at Kentucky. His rebounding average was second on the team and he provided valuable leadership and experience on a young UK team. Travis led UK in rebounding in 10 games and scored in double figures in 17 games. He grabbed double-digit rebounding numbers in six games, three of which resulted in double-doubles. Travis blocked more shots (23) than he had the rest of his career combined (21). He was a steady presence in the postseason, averaging 11.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting 64.1 percent from the floor and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line, all immediately following a five-game absence with a knee injury. Travis was UK’s best player in the matchup with Duke with 22 points and seven rebounds in his Wildcat debut. He went for 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting against VMI. Travis dominated UNC Greensboro with a season-high-tying 22 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double at Kentucky. He recorded 20 points, seven rebounds, and a season-high three assists in the win against No. 9/10 North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic. Travis hauled in a season-high-tying 12 rebounds in the home victory against No. 22/22 Mississippi State. He had a dominant performance in the victory over No. 9/10 Kansas with 18 points and 12 rebounds while going 7 for 11. Travis suffered a right knee sprain in the second half of the Missouri game and missed the next five games. In his first game back from a knee injury, posted eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 23 minutes vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. Travis scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the NCAA Tournament opening-round game against Abilene Christian. He posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. No. 19/19 Wofford in the NCAA Tournament second round. Travis carried the load in the frontcourt during PJ Washington’s two-game injury absence in the opening two rounds of the NCAA Tournament by averaging 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds. He grabbed 11 hard-fought rebounds in the Sweet 16 victory over No. 11/9 Houston. Travis played a career-high-tying 44 minutes in the final game of his career with nine points and six rebounds vs. No. 14/18 Auburn