Reid Travis was the biggest fish in the transfer market this year and he has announced he is headed to Kentucky. Travis is a two-time 1st team All-Pac 12 player who just this past year averaged 19.5 points a game to go with 8.7 rebounds. After medically redshirting his sophomore year Travis had one year of eligibility remaining. He used this to become a graduate transfer after recently graduating from Stanford this past month. Travis originally declared for the NBA Draft without an agent but withdrew and look to transfer. The decision ultimately came down to Villanova and Kentucky.
I want to thank everyone who has helped me with this process of taking the next step to pursue my dreams. I couldn’t be more excited for the future! pic.twitter.com/xIwtBfFzLr
— Reid Travis (@2ReidTravis2) June 20, 2018
Travis will join a frontcourt returning P.J Washington and Nick Richards with E.J. Montgomery and Keldon Johnson coming in as freshman. Along with Kansas, the addition of Travis will make Kentucky one of the top two front courts in the country. The two front courts will get the chance to square off as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge in late January. Calipari is back to owning a plethora of riches in the paint similar to his 2015 squad.