|No. 24 – SIG Strasbourg|
|League||LNB Pro A
10 December 1984 |
|Nationality||American / Macedonian|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||St. Vincent – St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2007–2008||Ciudad de Huelva|
|2009–2010||Walter Tigers Tübingen|
|2011–2012||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2016||Le Mans Sarthe Basket|
|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
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. 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.
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.
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.
On July 25, 2014, he signed with BC Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2014–15 season. On April 13, 2015, he left the Russian club and signed with Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association. 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. On November 29, 2015, he left Strasbourg after appearing in six league games and six Euroleague games. On December 28, 2015, he signed with Le Mans Sarthe Basket for the rest of the season.
On August 18, 2016, Travis signed with Italian club Pallacanestro Cantù for the 2016–17 season. On November 8, 2016, he parted ways with Cantù after appearing in six games. On the same day he signed with his former club SIG Strasbourg for the rest of the season.
- 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.
- "Romeo Travis to Tubingen Walter-Tigers". Sportando.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
- "KK Zadar lands Romeo Travis". Sportando.net. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- "Khimik tab Romeo Travis". Sportando.net. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- "Krasny Oktyabr lands Romeo Travis". bcredoctober.com. July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Romeo Travis signs with Alaska Aces in the Philippines". Sportando.com. April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- "Strasbourg pens Travis to short-term deal". Euroleague.net. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
- "Travis leaves Strasbourg". Eurobasket.com. November 29, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- "Objet : Romeo Travis pour suppléer Robert Dozier". msb.fr (in French). December 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Pallacanestro Cantù officially signs Romeo Travis". Sportando.com. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
- "Romeo Travis leaves Pallacanestro Cantù, expected to sign with Strasbourg". Sportando.com. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- "Romeo Travis de retour à la SIG Strasbourg". sigstrasbourg.fr (in French). November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
- "Romeo Travis will play for FYR of Macedonia National Team". Sportando.com. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.