|League||LNB Pro A
10 December 1984 |
|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|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
More Than a Game
More Than a Game is a documentary that focuses on five young basketball players - LeBron James, Dru Joyce III, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee - and their coach, Dru Joyce II, performing on an AAU team with the growing stardom of the future NBA superstar, James. In the film, Travis is the last member of "Fab 5". In the beginning, he doesn't care about bonding with the rest of the team and doesn't connect with his teammates. Later on in the season, it becomes increasingly clear to Romeo that team unity leads to success. Eventually he integrates himself into the 'Fab Four' to create the 'Fab Five' and St. Vincent goes on to win the National Championship.
- 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.
- "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.