Travis Busch To Transfer to Colorado State

Travis Busch, a 6-foot-4 junior guard who transferred to Minnesota from Cal Poly as a walk-on and later earned a scholarship, has decided to decided to transfer to Colorado State. He would not be on scholarship this upcoming season for the Gophers, due to the team signing four players in the early signing period. Busch averaged 3.7 points per game last season.

Travis Busch, a 2009 academic all-Big Ten selection, graduated with a degree in communications and has one year of eligibility remaining. He was granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately, while pursuing a master's degree in business at Colorado State and playing out his final season of eligibility with the Rams.

"We are excited to have Travis join us," said Colorado State men's basketball Head Coach Tim Miles. "He is a person who values education, he's got a dynamic personality, and he is a relentless basketball player. He will be a great fit for our program."

Busch was Mr. Basketball Minnesota in 2005 at Mounds View after leading the Mustangs to the state tournament. He was also named Gatorade Player of the Year, Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year.

Busch signed with Cal Poly, but left after an injury-plagued freshman season. He played in four games before injuring his foot and missing the rest of the season. Busch started one game and averaged 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Busch sat out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer rules but then played in 50 games over the next two seasons and averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. He received a scholarship the past two seasons since the team had available scholarships. However, the Gophers signed four players and lost only two to graduation, meaning Busch would not be on scholarship as a senior.

Busch is an excellent student who was an academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree with a 3.6 grade-point average last semester.

"Travis has a wealth of experience at a high level and will make an impact on our program," added Miles. "I expect he will step out of his role of a complementary player and into a leadership position on our team. He's got the tools and work ethic to make big things happen for Rams basketball"

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