CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA -- Travis Outlaw, a 6-9, 240-pound forward from Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi, is one of the more publicized players in the class of 2003. He could have an immediate impact player on the college level. "I am trying to work on my handle," Outlaw said. "I am trying to work on my shooting from the outside too."
These are two areas that need to be more consistent for Outlaw to take advantage of his height. He is rare on the high school level. He is big (height wise) and can move around like a guard.
When Outlaw's game is on, he can beat you up on the perimeter and hammer you inside with drives to the basket. Rivalshoops.com saw Outlaw play several times over last summer also watched him a couple of times this past weekend at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions event.
Outlaw can be dominate in a game and has the ability to carry a team on his shoulders. This has made him an attractive recruit for many of the top programs in the country. Outlaw had a good season. He averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and 10 blocks per game as a junior.
Outlaw told us he doesn't have a leader in his recruiting process. "I am interested in Mississippi State, Memphis, Alabama, Louisville, LSU, and Kentucky," Outlaw said. "I am still open. I haven't ruled out anyone yet."
North Carolina had also been previously mentioned along with Connecticut. But Outlaw did not list them when RivalsHoops.com spoke to him this past weekend.
Outlaw should be attending the ABCD camp again this summer as well as the Three Stripes Tournament on Long Island.