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Reid Travis

School

University of Kentucky

Position
Forward
Major
Sport Leadership

Classroom

Reid Travis graduated from Stanford University in June with a degree in science, technology and society. He enrolled in the master’s program in health promotion with an emphasis in sport leadership. After spending time in Silicon Valley, he was intrigued by career aspirations in technology entrepreneurship. Travis was mentored by Jeff Jordan, a general partner of Andreeseen Horowitz and the former President and CEO of OpenTable, as well as Howard Wright with Intel Executive Leadership. He played for Stanford and served as honorary captain during his time at Stanford.

Character

A three-year captain for Stanford, Travis endured a redshirt season after suffering a left leg injury that halted his sophomore season. He overcame the injury to enjoy his two most productive campaigns during his junior and senior seasons. Travis is family-oriented, having an extremely close relationship with his two brothers and two sisters.

Community

While at Stanford, Travis served the Ronald McDonald House once a month, interacting with families and serving dinner. The Stanford team became close with one particular patient, Ty, from Lake Tahoe, and the Cardinal adopted him as a member of their team. Ty spent time at practices and games while getting treatment in Stanford. Has been a mainstay as a volunteer alongside his mom, Jacqueline, at their church in Minneapolis. He assists with set-ups and organization of various meals and mass preparation, While at Kentucky, he helps with the organization of God’s Pantry as part of his ‘Good Deeds’ project. Travis organizes the stuffing of bagged lunches and deliveries to local elementary schools. He has also participated in Samartian’s Feet with the UK basketball team. Travis serves as a camp counselor each summer for his former high school, DeLaSalle.

Competition

Travis is a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, NABC All-District First Team honoree and USBWA All-District selection (2018). He has received the Hank Luisetti team MVP award (2018) and was a NABC All-District Second Team honoree (2017). Travis is one of three Stanford players in program history to have at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds in fewer than 100 games played. In 2017, 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 his 35 games in 2017. He tallied a career-high 33 points at Washington, last season. During his 2017 season, he was the only player in the Pac 12 and one of only five players in the Power 5 conferences to finish the season ranked in the top five of his conference in both scoring and rebounding.

His career averages include 14.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 54.0 percent shooting from the floor. He has appeared in 98 career games and started 82. Travis scored in double figures in 69 career games and registered 26 career double-doubles.

*All stats as of nomination time.