NCAA Men's Basketball

No. 5 power forward Travis selects Stanford

11/08 3:34 PM

Stanford landed its third ESPN 100 prospect in the Class of 2014 when Reid Travis (Minneapolis/De La Salle) announced his commitment to the Cardinal on Friday afternoon.

Stanford landed its third ESPN 100 prospect in the Class of 2014 when Reid Travis (Minneapolis/De La Salle) announced his commitment to the Cardinal on Friday.

Reid is the No. 23 overall prospect and the No. 5 power forward in the nation. Travis chose Stanford over Duke, Minnesota and Gonzaga.

He joins a class that includes power forward Michael Humphrey (Phoenix/Sunnyslope) and point guard Robert Cartwright (Pasadena, Calif./Flintridge Prep), the Nos. 89 and 95 prospects, respectively.

Travis is a pure power forward who stays near the basket to post up, rebound, screen and make short jumpers. In the paint, he creates fouls and gets to the free throw line. His combination of strength and a soft touch make him a scoring threat on every possession.

Travis' stock rose during the spring and summer because of his consistent and at times dominant play. He stood out in just about every venue against many of the best players in the country.

He helped lead his AAU team, Howard Pulley, to the AAU Super Showcase championship in Orlando, Fla. In the final, he finished with 27 points and seven rebounds while playing alongside ESPN 100 point guard Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley), the No. 4 overall prospect in the Class of 2014.

Standing courtside at that game and during the championship ceremony was Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins. He had tracked Travis through the spring and summer until the end of the evaluating period, and it paid off Friday.

Travis is expected to make his commitment official during college basketball's early signing period, which begins Wednesday.


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