Recent winners of the Associated Press Player of the Year award for Minnesota high school boys basketball:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everywhere Fletcher Magee turned, there was a hand in his face, a body in his way, a relentless wave of blue that was intent on making sure he never found any alone...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have Reid Travis back to fill a physical gap in their lineup.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari would love to have Reid Travis hounding players at Tennessee on Saturday, but he suspects that won't be the case.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The depth of No. 4 Kentucky's frontcourt will be tested in the next couple of weeks without injured forward Reid Travis
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says forward Reid Travis will miss at least two weeks after spraining his right knee during the No. 4 Wildcats' victory at Missouri.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington and No. 8 Kentucky hit the glass hard against No. 9 Kansas.
Washington scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half, and the Wildcats beat the Jayhawks 71-63 on Saturday in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.
Washington, Reid Travis and Keldon Johnson powered Kentucky to a 49-36 rebounding advantage. Washington grabbed 13 boards, Travis had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Johnson also posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
CHICAGO (AP) — John Calipari sees No. 19 Kentucky rounding into form. Beating North Carolina sure is a good way to drive home that point.
Keldon Johnson scored 21 points and Reid Travis added 20 to lead the Wildcats to an 80-72 victory over the ninth-ranked Tar Heels in a matchup between two of college basketball's winningest programs on Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Seeing Keldon Johnson elevating for thunderous dunks and big rebounds almost made it easy to forget the Kentucky guard had limped to the locker room after rolling his left ankle in the first half.
The pain he felt on every landing reminded Johnson of what happened, but otherwise it wasn't a factor as he rallied the No. 10 Wildcats past UNC Greensboro.
"It's all in the flow of the game," he said. "You just have to keep fighting and not show any weakness."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — RJ Barrett scored 33 points and Zion Williamson added 28 in their first college games, leading No. 4 Duke over No. 2 Kentucky 118-84 on Tuesday night in the season-opening Champions Classic.
It was the most lopsided defeat in coach John Calipari's tenure at Kentucky and marked the eighth time in 10 meetings the Blue Devils have beaten the Wildcats.
A variety of factors prevented Kansas State's Dean Wade, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ and Kentucky newcomer Reid Travis from ending the season the way they would have wanted last year.
They want their senior years to conclude differently.
Last season: 19-16.
Coach: Jerod Haase, third season.
Who's gone: F Reid Travis transferred to Kentucky as a graduate transfer, Dorian Pickens.
Who's back: G Daejon Davis (10.7 ppg) and F KZ Okpala (10.0 ppg) are experienced members from the sophomore class while 7-foot center Josh Sharma is the lone senior on the roster but has never started a game. He blocked 27 shots last season.
Last season: 26-11, won the SEC Tournament title and reached NCAA Sweet 16.
Coach: John Calipari.
Who's gone: Forward Kevin Knox and guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became NBA lottery selections. Guard Hamidou Diallo and forward Jarred Vanderbilt were also drafted.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari relishes the options with his latest Kentucky roster makeover.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's most experienced men's basketball player faces the same learning curve when it comes to mastering coach John Calipari's system as his younger teammates.
However, Reid Travis has the added responsibility of leading the Wildcat underclassmen, many of whom could join him in next summer's NBA draft. The Stanford graduate transfer has demonstrated the ability of excelling as a leader: he was a three-year Cardinal captain and twice earned All-Pac-12 first team honors.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is adding Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis to its lineup.
Travis, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection twice with the Cardinal, announced Wednesday that he's transferring to Kentucky to pursue a master's degree.
Under NCAA graduate transfer rules, Travis will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the fall. He graduated Sunday with an undergraduate degree in science, technology and society.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford forward Reid Travis has pulled out of the NBA draft and will transfer for his final year of eligibility.
Travis said Wednesday that he decided to stay in college after testing the draft process but will finish his career at another school. Travis will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford forward Reid Travis will declare for the NBA draft without signing with an agent.
Travis announced his decision Friday to test his prospects. He will be allowed to work out for NBA teams and is eligible for the draft combine before he must make a decision by May 30 to either remain in the draft or return to school.
Recent winners of the Associated Press Player of the Year award for Minnesota high school boys basketball:
2018_Tre Jones, G, Apple Valley
2017_Tre Jones, G, Apple Valley
2016_Amir Coffey, G, Hopkins
2015_Sacar Anim, F, DeLaSalle
2014_Tyus Jones, G, Apple Valley and JP Macura, F, Lakeville North
2013_Tyus Jones, G, Apple Valley and Reid Travis, F, DeLaSalle
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jeffrey Carroll scored 26 points, tying a career-high with five 3-pointers, and Kendall Smith added 19 points to help Oklahoma State beat Stanford 71-65 on Monday night in a second-round game of the NIT.
Oklahoma State (21-14) outscored Stanford 29-18 in the fourth quarter to secure a school-record-tying 15th home victory this season. The Cowboys trailed 54-53 before Carroll scored five points during a 12-1 run for the only double-digit lead of the second half.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Michael Humphrey added 11 and 14 and Stanford topped BYU 86-83 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Getting the ball to Reid Travis early is the key to Stanford's offensive success. He gets a few baskets, the opposing team has to adjust and the Cardinal can play free and easy.
They sure did against rival California.
Travis triggered a quick start, finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and led Stanford in a 76-58 rout over Cal in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford had a rough nonconference experience, losing to the likes of Eastern Washington and Portland State. Arizona State was a perfect 12-0 at the same time, with wins over Xavier and Kansas.
The Pac-12 season turned things around for both schools, right through the frantic finish of the teams' regular-season finale.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Daejon Davis did not have the best of games and Jarod Haase still wanted the ball in his hands. He made the right choice.
Davis hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to play, lifting Stanford to an 86-84 victory over Washington State on Saturday, its third straight win.
With the game tied, Davis held onto the ball for 20 seconds and then made his move toward the basket. He was fouled and made both foul shots, the second following a WSU timeout.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis had a feeling it was his night. With a game against Washington earlier this season, he had extra film to watch and evaluate.
Travis scored 23 of his career-high 33 points in the first half as Stanford jumped to an early lead on the way to a 94-78 victory over the Huskies on Thursday night.
"Their bigs kind of like to stay back by the basket," Travis said. "I knew if I got big and could operate, I'd have a good game if I could finish. That was my mindset."
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert scored a career-high 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and the Colorado Buffaloes beat the Stanford Cardinal 64-56 Sunday for their third win in a row.
George King had 11 points and McKinley Wright 10 for Colorado (15-10, 7-6 Pac-12), which beat Stanford (13-13, 7-6) for a ninth straight time.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dorian Pickens thought only of being aggressive and let the chips fall. He was nearly perfect.
Pickens scored 25 points, making five 3-pointers, and Stanford handed Oregon its worst loss of the Dana Altman era, beating the Ducks 96-61 Saturday.
KZ Okpala added 20 points for the Cardinal (13-11, 7-4 Pac-12), who won their second straight and seventh in 10 games. Reid Travis added 17 points.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis contributed most of his offense in the first half. He did enough in the second half to keep Stanford in control.
Travis scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half and grabbed six of his nine rebounds in the second, helping Stanford beat Oregon State 80-71 on Thursday night.
"In the first half we were flying around, getting stops," Travis said. "In the second half we were watching the score too much and waiting for the game to end."
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach Jarod Haase went to Plan C late in the game — and that involved Oscar Da Silva guarding the perimeter.
The freshman forward gave his coach something extra.
Da Silva scored eight of his 14 points in the final four minutes and Stanford held on to beat No. 16 Arizona State 86-77 on Wednesday night.
"When we started to struggle, we went zone for the first time, maybe at 5:30," Haase said. "They immediately hit two 3s and I thought we'd move to Plan C."
SEATTLE (AP) — Daejon Davis was still in his Stanford uniform nearly 45 minutes later, signing autographs for the handful of kids still lingering around seeking out the former Seattle high school star.
There were good reasons for the kids to wait for Davis after a memorable first college trip back to his hometown.
"It was amazing. It was everything that I imagined. I wanted to come in here and get a win, (and) we did it," Davis said.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Dorian Pickens had a career-high 28 points, including a key 3-pointer with 76 seconds left, to help Stanford beat Washington State 79-70 on Thursday night.
Pickens, who came in 10 of 35 from 3-point range this season, made 7-of-10 3-pointers. Freshman Kezie Okpala added a career-best 21 points and Daejon Davis scored 15 on 6-of-7 shooting for Stanford (9-8, 3-1 Pac-12).
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis made his first shot and then made another. His confidence grew and it led to a career night.
Travis matched his career-high with 29 points and had eight rebounds in helping Stanford win its third in four games, beating San Francisco 71-59 on Sunday.
"When I was able to get one early, I gained a little confidence," Travis said. "I stayed in attack mode and got some early looks."
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Daejon Davis just completed his first quarter of college, finishing several projects and essays. He still found the energy to play one of his best games of the season.
Reid Travis and Davis each scored 20 points and Stanford beat Denver 75-62 on Friday night.
"With the long stretch off, coach really held us accountable on everything," Davis said. "The level of focus on the little things helped us."
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford freshman Daejon Davis, coming off a nightmarish 11-turnover game, scored 17 points to help spark the Cardinal to a 70-54 win over Montana on Wednesday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
"Wins feel great regardless of my stats. If I turn the ball over 100 times and we win, I'm happy for my team," Davis said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Barret Peery wanted to see what he would get from his team Sunday, two days after a difficult two-point loss to Butler at the PK80 Invitational.
Portland State's coach got a squad that didn't go away after falling behind by double digits in the first half.
The Vikings kept up their trapping defensive pressure and eventually turned the game in their favor.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann says Sunday's game against Butler is about the players, not about him.
The Buckeyes (5-1) beat Stanford 79-71 in the Phil Knight Invitational on Friday, advancing to meet Butler in the finals. The Bulldogs beat Portland State 71-69 earlier on Friday.
Holtmann spent three seasons at Butler, taking the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 last season, before going to Columbus.