Romeo Travis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Romeo Travis
No. 24 – SIG Strasbourg
Position Power forward
League LNB Pro A
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1984-12-10) 10 December 1984 (age 32)
Akron, Ohio
Nationality American / Macedonian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school St. Vincent – St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
College Akron (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007 Cantabria Lobos
2007–2008 Ciudad de Huelva
2008–2009 ratiopharm Ulm
2009–2010 Walter Tigers Tübingen
2010–2011 Barak Netanya
2011–2012 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2012–2013 Zadar
2013–2014 Khimik Yuzhny
2014–2015 Krasny Oktyabr
2015 Alaska Aces
2015 SIG Strasbourg
2016 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
2016 Pallacanestro Cantù
2016–present SIG Strasbourg
Career highlights and awards

Romeo Travis (born December 10, 1984) is an American-born naturalized Macedonian professional basketball player for SIG Strasbourg of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for the University of Akron.

High school career[edit]

Travis was born in Akron, Ohio. As a high school standout at Akron's St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, Travis played alongside teammate and childhood friend LeBron James.[1] Travis was a member of the 2003 national champion St. Vincent-St. Mary high school team and averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds during his prep career, spanning his sophomore, junior, and senior years. The Irish were Division III Ohio state champions in his sophomore year, and in his senior year they won the Division II state championship as well as the national championship.

College career[edit]

After graduation, he stayed in his hometown and went on to become the University of Akron's all-time blocked shots leader (161); he also finished ranked seventh on the career scoring chart (1,491) and ninth in career rebounds (783). In 2006-07, as a senior, he was named an Associated Press All-American and was honored as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year.

Professional career[edit]

On June 30, 2009, Travis signed with German club Walter Tigers Tübingen for the 2009–10 season.[2]

While playing for Hapoel Gilboa Galil Travis was named All-Israeli League Player of the Year, All-Israeli League Forward of the Year, All-Israeli League 1st Team, Israeli League All-Imports Team, All-Balkan League Forward of the Year, All-Balkan League First Team and All-Balkans League All-Imports Team by Eurobasket.com for the 2012 season. Travis was also a member of Israeli Premier League Regular Season Runner-Up and Israeli Premier League All-Star Game for the 2012 season.

In August 2012 Travis signed with KK Zadar of Croatia for the 2012–13 season.[3] While playing for Zadar during the 2012–13 Adriatic league season he was named MVP of the week four times.

In July 2013, Travis signed with Khimik of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague for the 2013–14 season.[4]

On July 25, 2014, he signed with BC Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2014–15 season.[5] On April 13, 2015, he left the Russian club and signed with Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association.[6] On July 13, 2015, he was awarded as the Bobby Parks PBA Best Import of the Conference, topping three other candidate imports.

On October 13, 2015, he signed a short-term deal with Strasbourg IG of the French Pro A and Euroleague.[7] On November 29, 2015, he left Strasbourg after appearing in six league games and six Euroleague games.[8] On December 28, 2015, he signed with Le Mans Sarthe Basket for the rest of the season.[9]

On August 18, 2016, Travis signed with Italian club Pallacanestro Cantù for the 2016–17 season.[10] On November 8, 2016, he parted ways with Cantù after appearing in six games.[11] On the same day he signed with his former club SIG Strasbourg for the rest of the season.[12]

National team[edit]

Travis was naturalized by the Macedonian Basketball Federation on July 28, 2016 in order to play for the Macedonian national basketball team in the European 2017 qualifications.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ira Berkow (February 20, 2006). "Akron Is Ultimate Winner In Little Game of What If". The New York Times. p. 9. Archived from the original on November 11, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Romeo Travis to Tubingen Walter-Tigers". Sportando.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "KK Zadar lands Romeo Travis". Sportando.net. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Khimik tab Romeo Travis". Sportando.net. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr lands Romeo Travis". bcredoctober.com. July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Romeo Travis signs with Alaska Aces in the Philippines". Sportando.com. April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Strasbourg pens Travis to short-term deal". Euroleague.net. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Travis leaves Strasbourg". Eurobasket.com. November 29, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Objet : Romeo Travis pour suppléer Robert Dozier". msb.fr (in French). December 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Pallacanestro Cantù officially signs Romeo Travis". Sportando.com. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Romeo Travis leaves Pallacanestro Cantù, expected to sign with Strasbourg". Sportando.com. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Romeo Travis de retour à la SIG Strasbourg". sigstrasbourg.fr (in French). November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Romeo Travis will play for FYR of Macedonia National Team". Sportando.com. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 

External links[edit]