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Reid Travis: A man of many options

According to Rivals.com Power Forward Reid Travis from De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, MN is ranked number 40 in the 2014 class and has had many schools show interest in him. During his sophomore season he attracted attention from Creighton, Northwestern, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Northern Iowa. During his junior year he received even more attention from schools which included Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona, Iowa State, Colorado, Arizona, Washington State, USC, Harvard, Butler, Baylor, Nebraska, Penn State, and North Carolina State.
Travis has yet to commit to any university, but he has narrowed down his options to Duke, Gonzaga, Stanford, and Minnesota. He has already met with Duke, Gonzaga, and Stanford this past weekend. While Minnesota seems like a long shot, it’s still a serious option with Travis set to with them this weekend.
Travis was also recruited for football. He played the quarterback position and had interest from Iowa, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Boston College. After receiving much more attention for his performance on the hardwood he decided to focus more on basketball rather than football.
What makes Travis such an elite basketball player is his ability to play so well inside the paint and effectiveness to defend both ends of the court by his rebounding skills. His average for points per game is an impressive 20.8 points and has managed to average 12 offensive boards and 24 defensive boards over this past season.
Although he may seem small for the power forward position standing at 6'7", 235 lbs, his quickness and athleticism could give him an advantage against bigger, slower opponents.
Travis is able to get in the paint and make a basket. He moves up and down the court so swiftly. He is able to get to the opposite ends of the court with what looks like only a few steps and then explodes with a dunk or pulls up with a jump shot. Travis is able to shot as far out to the 15 foot mark. It just goes to show that just because you don’t have the stature to play a certain position doesn’t mean that you can’t play the position.