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Former Minnesota basketball standout Reid Travis transfers to Kentucky

Travis was part of Minnesota's incredible 2014 high school class.

Reid Travis will play basketball for head coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats next season. 

The former high school star at DeLaSalle in Minnesota is leaving Stanford for Kentucky as a graduate transfer, meaning he doesn't have to sit out a year and can play right away. 

Travis averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game last season with Stanford, and after withdrawing his name for the NBA Draft he's hoping a move to Kentucky will help him achieve of dream of hearing his name get called in next year's NBA Draft. 

"I felt good about where we stood with next year's team, but when I found out how much Reid wanted to be here, I had to take a look and say, 'OK, can he help us? Can he help our team become even more potent and can we help him reach his dreams?' The answers were absolutely," Calipari said, via Kentucky athletics

Related: Will Rochester's Matthew Hurt be the 5-star player who picks the Gophers?

"You're talking about a two-time all-conference player who could have very well entered the NBA Draft with what he's done in his career. He was one of the best big men in the Pac-12 last season, if not the country. Our fans know when it comes to talent and experience, I'm always picking talent, but Reid gives us both."

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Travis was part of arguably the best recruiting class in Minnesota high school hoops history in 2014, which also featured Tyus Jones (Apple Valley), Rashad Vaughn (Robbinsdale Cooper), and J.P. Macura (Lakeville North). 

Jones went to Duke and now plays for the Timberwolves; Vaughn played his senior year of high school at a prep school in Nevada, college at UNLV, and now plays for the Milwaukee Bucks; Macura went to Xavier University of hopes to get drafted on Thursday night. 

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