Jonah Travis Receives Recruiting Interest

Jonah Travis, a 6-foot-6 forward from DeLaSalle, is one of the state's top players in the Class of 2011. Travis, who had a strong spring and summer with the Minnesota Pump N Run 16-and-under AAU program, has four scholarship offers and is receiving plenty of recruiting interest. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Travis to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Jonah Travis has received scholarship offers from Wisconsin Green Bay, Wofford, 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 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 is averaging 19.4 points per game this season. He scored just six points in their season opening loss to Osseo 60-57 as he was hampered by foul trouble. However, he has scored in double figures in every game since then, including a season-high 32 points against Grand Rapids. Travis told GoldenSports.Net that he is pleased with his team's 6-1 start.

"We are doing pretty well. We are distributing the ball. We are working it inside a lot more. We have worked on getting up the court a lot more. We are not particularly known for getting up the court, but we have focused on it a lot more, while maintaining our defense. We should be a team to reckon with come March"

DeLaSalle is known for having games in the 50's and 60's, but they have picked up their tempo this winter.

"That is what we are hoping. Quincy Lewis has come in and helped us run the court a lot better. You should see us with a lot higher numbers."

Travis received his fourth offer in October and has gotten interest from several other schools.

"That is still the same amount. Lafayette came to a practice and they have called a couple of times. I have heard from Northeastern. Wisconsin came to a practice the day before they played Purdue."

Travis is working hard to improve his all-around game.

"I am working on trying to expand my game. I have been working really hard down low on the post. I think that it is pretty solid right now and I am trying to bring it out more and more."

Travis hasn't had many chances to attend any college games this year.

"Not really. Between homework and our schedule, it is really busy. I've been watching 24/7 the Big Ten Network and ESPN."

Travis said that he tries to emulate some of the players he watched on TV.

"I try to watch players and pick up moves that I might use. I use Jon Leuer a lot. He has a lot of nice moves, so I use as much of his game as possible."

Travis plans to attend several college basketball camps this summer.

I know that we are going to try to make out somewhere on the East Coast for a couple of camps out there. Wherever the cards lay. We'll see what happens."

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.

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