After missing the final few games of the regular season, Kentucky forward Reid Travis was considered an injury concern for the SEC Tournament. But the latest update from head coach John Calipari indicates that Travis should be good to go.
Per Kentucky Sports Radio, in an interview with reporters ahead of Kentucky’s game against Alabama, Calipari revealed that Travis is farther along than he though. He indicated that Travis could very well see the court in three- to four-minute bursts during the game.
“I don’t know. We’ll see. He is further along than I thought,” Calipari said.
Travis has been out of action since suffering an ankle injury against Missouri several weeks back. To that point, he was the team’s top scorer twice and the leader in rebounds in seven games.
Before joining Kentucky as a transfer in 2018, Travis was a four-year starter for the Stanford Cardinals.
Since linking up with John Calipari, Travis has averaged 11.3 points per game, a team-leading 2.6 offensive rebounds per game, and a .516 field goal percentage.
Coach Cal will certainly be happy to have his power forward back in the SEC Tournament, even if only for a few minutes at a time.
Kentucky takes on the Alabama Crimson Tide tonight in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals.