Penn State lands Minnesota forward

Earlier on in the recruiting process, most figured that Ross Travis would be a Big Ten type player. After a weekend visit to Penn State, Travis will indeed be playing his ball in the Big Ten after picking the Nittany Lions.
"Really when I got to the school I really didn't know what to expect," Travis told Ryan James of "But after the tour and everything I experienced, I realized that Penn State pretty much had everything that I was looking for. They basically have everything I need to get to the next level. They will definitely help me become a better player. And whatever it is I decide to do after I'm done playing I will have Penn State's academics to fall back on because it's such a good school."
A 6-foot-7 forward from Chaska (Minn.) High, Travis is an interesting prospect. He has the quickness, skill and athleticism to play out on the wing. But, his size and strength allow him to also make noise on the interior.
A three-star prospect, Travis excelled during the summer while playing for former NBA'er Chris Carr's Minneapolis based 43 Hoops program. Travis joins Ohio guard Trey Lewis, prep school big man Pat Ackerman and local center Peter Alexis to make up the Nittany Lions 2011 recruiting class.