McDonald's: Reid Travis

CHICAGO - Stanford landed a productive power forward in Reid Travis, who enters Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game with the opportunity to showcase his talent to a national audience.

One of the most productive power forwards in the 2014 recruiting class is 6-foot-7, 240-pound Minneapolis (Minn.) De La Salle's Reid Travis.

A post with wide shoulders, long arms and plenty of strength, Travis can score from inside and out with his motor and midrange jumper, something he hopes to put on display tonight in the McDonald's All-American Game.

Making the game was not something Travis thought was a great possibility a year ago.

"I watched the game last year and honestly I didn't think there was a chance," Travis said. "But I went into the summer thinking that if I work hard I could put myself into a position where the committee would select me. I'm proud of myself."

Travis attributes making the game to the work he's put in.

"Hard work is important for me," he said. "I may not the biggest or the most skilled but I feel like I can outwork everybody and that's what I've tried to do."

With his senior season over, after the McDonald's game, Travis will continue preparations for his freshman season at Stanford, a place he had penciled in as his future college since his official visit.

"I always had it in the back of my mind that it was my dream school but when I took my visit, I knew that's where I wanted to go," Travis said.

"I think I'm gonna fit in well there. We have some power forwards leaving so I think I can come in and fill that role nicely."

It didn't hurt Travis that he has such a close relationship with Stanford's coaching staff.

"I've been talking to them since my sophomore year so we already had that connection," he said. "When I was a senior it was already like I was talking to a friend or relative. We have a great connection."

Travis kept a close eye on Stanford this season and is eagerly looking forward to his freshman year.

"I pretty much caught every game," he said. "I love the system, I love how they play and I love all the pieces that they've put together. It's pretty exciting what they're putting together."

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