THE LIST: Class of 2014 Rivals150
Out in Palo Alto, Johnny Dawkins and the Stanford Cardinal are on a roll. Already the owners of two four-star commitments from the class of 2014. On Friday, they added a third.
During a ceremony at Minneapolis (Minn.) De La Salle, Reid Travis the nation's No. 40 player in the class of 2014 announced that he would be staying home.
"This was arguably the toughest decision I had to make in my life," said Travis at his announcement. "I feel Stanford University is the best opportunity I can choose to start this new chapter of my life."
One of the most rugged and physically imposing players in the class of 2014, Travis is a huge score for the Cardinal on many levels.
First of all, the 6-foot-7 power forward is an impact player who should push to start as a freshman. He scores around the rim, spots up for mid range jumpers and is a high volume rebounder. He is slightly undersized from a height standpoint, but he more than makes up for the lack of an inch or two in height with his skill, long arms and physical tenacity on each end of the floor.
Travis was also important to Dawkins because the Cardinal needed a big class in 2014. With Travis now in the fold they have put together a big time class capable of making an instant impact.
Travis joins fellow four-stars Michael Humphrey and Robert Cartwright. Humphrey is a slender and agile big who can shoot while Cartwright is tough and sound decision making point guard who can shoot from deep.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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