Kentucky could be adding an All Pac-12 first-team selection to its roster next season. Stanford forward Reid Travis announced Wednesday that he is transferring for his graduate season, and Kentucky is the front-runner to land him, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Sources have mentioned to SEC Country for weeks that Travis would be a real option for the Wildcats. Villanova is another contender for Travis, according to Goodman.
Travis declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, but he withdrew his name Wednesday.
The Minneapolis native would be immediately eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer. He averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior last season at Stanford. He ranks 16th on Stanford’s career scoring list and 10th on its career rebounding list. He was named All Pac-12 first team in his sophomore and junior seasons.
Travis would give the Wildcats an immediate boost in the front court, especially given the NBA decisions Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel.
The former 4-star prospect was the 36th-ranked player in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports composite. He picked Stanford over Duke and Minnesota.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way. I’m blessed to be surrounded by a supportive network of family and friends. Stanford, I’m thankful for the opportunity I have had to represent this University and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/wqvFzITSmF
— Reid Travis (@2ReidTravis2) May 30, 2018