Jonah Travis Picks Up Third Offer

Jonah Travis, a 6-foot-6 junior forward from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, is one of the state's 2011 top players. Travis had a strong spring and summer with the Minnesota Pump N Run 16-and-under AAU program and has picked up his third scholarship offer. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Travis to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Jonah Travis added his third scholarship offer this week when Wofford extended an offer. He previously received offers from Wisconsin Milwaukee and Northern Illinois.

Travis was a member of the Pump N Run 16-and-under team, which won the Jayhawk Invitational and Pump N Run Spring Showcase. They finished second in the USSSA Midwest Festival of Teams and made it to the Double Pump Spring Tournament Final Four.

Travis scored a game-high 12 points in the 47-42 win over the Minnesota Fury to win the Minnesota AAU Boy's Basketball 17-and-under District Championship as the Pump N Run team decided to play in that age for the tournament.

Travis told GoldenSports.Net that he felt that the summer went well for him and his team.

"I think that we did really good. We won a couple of good tournaments. We did not finish up as strong as we would have liked to in the end, but I think that we accomplished what we needed to."

Travis felt that his all-around game showed improvement after a long summer.

"I think that I got my handles down a lot better. I got to express my leadership a lot more. I got to work on things that coming into the high school season that I can definitely use to make us better."

Travis said that a tough AAU competition level will helps his confidence for his junior campaign.

"Every time, we are playing some of the top teams in the nation. Knowing where I am at and comparing myself, it definitely helps me out a lot."

Travis said that he is getting interest from a variety of teams throughout the Midwest.

"I am hearing from Wisconsin Green Bay, Butler, Montana, Colorado, Colorado State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Northern Illinois and Drake among others."

Travis said that he might try to take some unofficial visits this fall or attend some college football games.

"I am thinking about it. We have not set anything in stone. I am planning on taking at least a couple of visits."

Travis averaged 9.6 points per game as a sophomore for the Islanders, who finished 17-9, losing to Holy Angels 65-54 in the second round of the playoffs. Travis scored in double figures in 15 of 25 games with a season-high 21 points in their first round playoff win over Orono. They lost second leading scorer A.J. Barker (15.7 points per game), who is a walk-on pn the Minnesota football team. The Islanders return top scorer Jalen Jaspers (19.2) and Travis has high expectations for the upcoming season.

"We expect nothing less than a state championship. We have some good key components and if we can just put them together. We have a lot of players who can step up and if they do, we should be tough to beat."

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