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TRAVIS GARRISON'S BLOG
203cm / 6'8'' - Forward - 1984
Travis Garrison Basketball Career
Born: April 20, 1984|
Full name: Travis Sentel Garrison
Son of Sheila and Lawrence Garrison . has two older brothers, Lawrence and Shavery.
Enjoys visiting museums and touring new cities . has enjoyed growing up in the shadows of Washington, D.C., because of its different types of people, its history and its monuments . favorite person is his mother, for having raised three sons . favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because of the way he has opened doors as both a ballplayer and a successful businessman.
A 6-8 power forward who can face the basket, rebound and defend in the interior.
At 6-8 with the ability to shoot the ball as well as he can, but yet be a strong inside player, really gives him a chance to come in and have an immediate impact.
Hyattsville, MD / DeMatha HS
2002-2003: Maryland (NCAA): 30 games: 4.0ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 68.4%
2003-2004: Maryland (NCAA): 32 games: 7.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 72.9%
2004-2005: Maryland (NCAA): 32 games: 10.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 37.5%
2005-2006: Maryland (NCAA): 31 games: 8.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 70.0%
2006: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 13.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.7spg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 57.6%
2006 July: Summer Pro-Am League in Long Beach (Horizon Sports team)
2006: Drafted by Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA,3rd(25))
2006: Drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League,4rd (42))
2006-2007: Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League), waived in Nov.'06, then joined Maryland Nighthawks (ABA), left in Dec.'06 to join Great Falls Explorers (CBA): 41 games: 11.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 0.9bpg, FGP: 51.7%, FT: 80.5%
2007-2008: Seoul SK Knights (South Korea-KBL, starting five), in Dec.'07 signed 1 month contract with Alerta Cantabria Lobos (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 3 games: 4.0ppg
2008: In March signed at Gaiteros de Zulia (Venezuela-LPB, starting five), released in March, but joined back in June: 18 games: 10.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.0spg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 51.9%, 3FGP: 57.1%, FT: 67.9%
2008-2009: In Sep.'08 signed at Club Trouville (Uruguay-LUB, starting five), in Oct.'08 moved to Pamukkale Unv. (Turkey-TB2L, starting five): 25 games: Score-4(20.4ppg), 9.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-1(2.5bpg), 2FGP: 56.2%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 78.9%
2009 July: Korean KBL Pre-Draft Camp in Las Vegas, NV
2009-2010: Dalaman A.S. Pamukkale Unv. (Turkey-TB2L, starting five): 11 games: 21.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, 2.4bpg, FGP: 57.0%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 84.3%; released in Dec.'09, in Feb.'10 moved to Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): 11 games: 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 0.8spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 88.9%; Play-outs: 9 games: 12.0ppg, 8.6rpg
2010-2011: Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five), left in March'11: EuroChallenge: 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 90.9%; Ukrainian League: 32 games: 8.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 72.2%
2011-2012: Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (Greece-A1): 11 games: 5.3ppg, 2.5rpg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 54.5%, FT: 88.9%; part ways in Feb.'12, later that month moved to Maliye Milli Piyango (Turkey-TB2L, starting five): 16 games: 8.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 81.3%
2012-2013: Atletico Cordon (Uruguay-LUB, starting five): 10 games: 12.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 54.9%, FT: 45.8%, in Jan.'13 moved to Ilysiakos Athens (Greece-A1, starting five): 10 games: 6.4ppg, 5.9rpg, 2FGP: 38.3%, 3FGP: 22.2%, FT: 75.0%, left in Apr.'13
2013: In April signed at Gaiteros de Zulia (Venezuela-LPB): 4 games: 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.5apg, left in May
2013: drafted by Texas Legends (D-League,5rd(73))
2014-2015: In Feb.'15 signed at Naglis Palangos (Lithuania-NKL, starting five): 15 games: 13.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 74.5%
2015-2016: Dzukija Alytus (Lithuania-LKL), in pre-season moved back to Naglis Palangos (Lithuania-NKL): 2 games: 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.5bpg, in Oct.'15 signed at Al Bahrain Club (Bahrain-Premier League)
2016: Ostioneros de Guaymas (Mexico-CIBACOPA): 8 games: 5.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.1apg
first-team All-Met selection by the Washington Post -01
USA Today third team All-American -02
HS McDonald's All-American game -02
NCAA Sweet 16 -03
ACC Tournament Champion -04
ACC All-Tournament 2nd Team -04
All-ACC 3rd Team -04
NIT Semifinals -05
All-CBA Rookie of the Year -07
CBA All-Rookie Team -07
CBA National Conference Runner-Up -07
Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L 1st Team -09
Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Imports Team -09
Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Defensive Team -09
Lithuanian NKL Semifinals -15
Mexican CIBACOPA Semifinals -16
| Maryland Survives Yet Again- Dec.4, 2016 (by Carl)|
College Park, MD - Maryland stormed back late in the second half to steal a win away from Oklahoma State 71-70. Melo Trimble(6'3''-G-95) made two free throws with under ten seconds to play to seal another late nail bitter win for the Terps. Jawun Evans of Oklahoma State made an off balanced floater, but it was after the buzzer had sounded. This game had the feel and energy of a tournament game in March. Leading the way for Oklahoma State was star sophomore point guard Evans (6-1). Evans... [read more]
College Park, MD - Maryland stormed back late in the second half to steal a win away from Oklahoma State 71-70. Melo Trimble (6'3''-G-95) made two free throws with under ten seconds to play to seal another late nail bitter win for the Terps. Jawun Evans of Oklahoma State made an off balanced floater, but it was after the buzzer had sounded. This game had the feel and energy of a tournament game in March.
Leading the way for Oklahoma State was star sophomore point guard Evans (6-1). Evans was a huge force in the first half penetrating the lane at will and putting himself and his teammates in positions to score. He also showed his quickness and pesky play on defense forcing Terps point guard Anthony Cowan into several turnovers. Jawun displayed why NBA scouts in attendance may be keeping a close watch on him despite his lack of size. Evans' wingspan is over 6-4 and is quite noticeable. He fizzled somewhat in the second half however, only scoring six points. Cowan did a solid job guarding him and Damonte Dodd stepped up his pick and roll defense. Evans finished with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Also making a huge impact for the Cowboys was junior 6-6 small forward Jeffrey Carroll. Carroll had a massive impact on the boards. He seemed to have an instinct that only the great rebounders have. He was constantly around the ball keeping it alive or just corralling the board himself. On offense Carroll showed an ability to hit the corner three in catch and shoot situations, as well as put the ball on the floor once the defense over commits. Carroll still has some work to do with his ball handling and playmaking abilities, but he has a solid skill set to start from. Carroll finished with 15 points, 3-of-6 from three and a game high 12 rebounds.
5-11 Phil Forte III struggled shooting the ball all night. He went 3-of-16 from the field, including just 2-of-10 from three. Forte did play some solid defense on Melo and others to contribute in a different way. Forte finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.
For Maryland, the 6-3 Trimble led the way. Trimble impacted the game with his veteran leadership and his defense that has vastly improved over the last two seasons. His shooting woes continued from three going 0-for-5 on the night. Melo's shot looks good and has consistent form it just still isn't falling for him. When Melo struggles from three he just drives the lane and does what he does best. He may be the best penetrator in the country. Trimble finished with 13 points, six assists and four rebounds.
The Terps received unexpected contributions from a some role players on the night. The most impactful in the second half was junior 5-11 guard Jaylen Brantley. Brantley provided a much needed spark when Maryland was down 60-48 late in the second half. He was in the game while Melo was taking a rest as the Terps erased a twelve point deficit and took a 61-60 lead. Brantley made several key jumpers and even attacked the rim where he drew contact on several occasions. He finished with twelve points and two rebounds.
The other impactful player for the Terps was senior 6-11 center Damonte Dodd or also known as Doddzilla. Dodd was a force in the paint on both ends of the floor. On offense he crashed the glass hard, getting five offensive rebounds. Dodd mainly scored off of very close range lay ins or put backs. His offensive game is still very limited and raw. On defense Dodd was a nuisance to anyone who dared to come in the paint. He altered many shots and finished with three blocks. If Dodd can consistently provide this effort and impact for the Terps that will vastly help balance their perimeter heavy attack. Dodd finished with twelve points, eight rebounds and three rebounds.
This game provided positive signs for fans of both teams. For Oklahoma State it showed that they can compete in a tough road environment. They just need more work on how to put away an opponent on the road, which is easier said than done. For Maryland it showed that they will never give up no matter how dim the situation may seem. The question for Maryland is how long can they live on the edge like this?
Up next for Maryland is a home game vs. Howard on Wednesday. Oklahoma State has an away game vs. Tulsa on Saturday.
This article was written by Greg Walter and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.
| Hayes Stars as Wisconsin Thumps Oklahoma- Dec.4, 2016 (by Carl)|
Madison, WI - Heading into Wisconsin's match-up with Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon, missing from a listing of the top 30 scorers in the Big Ten was the name of Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes(6'8''-F-94), voted as the conference's preseason player of the year. Rebounding from a slow start to the season, Hayes had a statement game on Tuesday when he posted a double-double in leading the Badgers to a 77-60 victory over Syracuse. He had a breakout game on Saturday afternoon scoring 28 points... [read more]
Madison, WI - Heading into Wisconsin's match-up with Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon, missing from a listing of the top 30 scorers in the Big Ten was the name of Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (6'8''-F-94), voted as the conference's preseason player of the year. Rebounding from a slow start to the season, Hayes had a statement game on Tuesday when he posted a double-double in leading the Badgers to a 77-60 victory over Syracuse. He had a breakout game on Saturday afternoon scoring 28 points on only 13 shots to lead Wisconsin to a 90-70 victory over Oklahoma.
Struggling with his shot for much of the early going of the season and entering the game with a 40 percent field goal percentage and a three-point percentage south of 30, Hayes started strong making half of his six shots in the first 20 minutes of play in scoring ten points. He finished even stronger going off for 18 second-half points including converting on all eight of his free throw attempts.
'Nigel has a unique skill set,' said Wisconsin Coach Greg Gard. 'He's a hard match-up for people. But the further away from the basket he gets, the more the hard match-up levels off or dissipates.'
Wisconsin ran its offense through Hayes the whole game, but the Badgers made a concerted effort to find him in the second half. Receiving passes at the elbow and mid-post areas of both sides of the lane, Hayes took the mid-range jump shot when given space and drove the ball when his defender pressed up on him. He was especially effective posting up his defender and using his vision to find open teammates. Building on a ten-assist game against Syracuse, Hayes followed up with six assists against the Sooners.
'I wanted to shoot in rhythm and get to the free throw line and I think I did a decent job of that in the second half,' said Hayes. 'We wanted to play inside-out.'
Asked how challenging it was to defend Hayes, Oklahoma Coach Lon Kruger answered, 'Very challenging. He's a terrific player and even more difficult to stop when knocking down jump shots like he did today.'
Hayes had plenty of help from senior guard Bronson Koenig, sophomore center Ethan Happ and freshman guard D'Mitrik Trice, each of whom finished with 16 points shooting a highly efficient 19-for-32 combined from the field.
Koenig, who rediscovered his shooting touch against Syracuse connecting on 6-of-9 shots from behind the three-point arc, made 4-of-10 attempts from distance against the Sooners. He made 3-of-5 shots from distance in the second half, shooting off the catch, off the bounce and one time draining a straight-on three from well behind the stripe.
Happ is one of the most efficient scorers in college basketball. At 6-10 with broad shoulders and long arms, Happ does most of his work from the short corner to the rim and is especially skilled at using the rim for protection to finish his shot on the opposite side. Entering the game third in the Big Ten with a .687 shooting percentage, Happ raised his percentage to .697 by making 7-of-9 shots against the Sooners.
'He (Happ) is quick enough, strong enough to where he doesn't have to shoot jump shots to be effective,' said Gard in explaining Happ's ability to score primarily at the rim. 'Today he just came up short (nine rebounds) of a double-double against an athletic front line.'
The last name of 'Trice' will be familiar to Big Ten fans who watched D'Mitrik's brother, Travis, play a key role for four years on highly successful teams at Michigan State in recent years. Following up a solid game against Syracuse coming off the bench to score six points on 2-of-4 shooting from long distance, Trice made all four of his three-point tries against Oklahoma and added two field goals inside the arc to account for his 16 points.
'From day one that he's come in here, he's done a terrific job of doing his job and fitting in,' said Gard of Trice. 'He's watched his brother and his dad (a high school coach) and he brings a calming influence to our backcourt. He's also had the experience of playing an extra year at IMG so he's had advantages other freshmen don't have.'
'I'm really proud of his aggressiveness,' said Koenig. 'He was fearless pulling up for a three-point shot at the end of the shot clock. We trust him to make the right plays.'
Oklahoma played a strong first half getting four or more points from seven different players in shooting 50 percent from the field and a scorching 63 percent from behind the three-point arc. The Sooners like to play fast to showcase the skills sets of guards/wings Jordan Woodard, Rashard Odomes, Christian James, Kristian Doolittle and Kameron McGusty, all possessing instincts to score. Woodard started on Oklahoma's Final Four team of last season and entered the game leading the Sooners in scoring (17 ppg), assists (28) and steals (16).
Forced to play in the halfcourt, Oklahoma runs a dribble handoff offense hoping to create an angle for one of its guards to attack the rim off the dribble. McGusty, a 6-5 freshman and Odomes, a 6-6 sophomore, repeatedly found their way to the paint in the first half and entered halftime with nine and five points, respectively.
'We had some issues with their dribble handoffs and weaves in the first half,' said Gard. 'Two things: we had miscommunication at times on their exchanges and sometimes we had two guys going right when the ball was going to the left.'
Thinking longer about his team's first half defense, Gard added a third thing he didn't like about his team's halfcourt defense in the first half. 'We were also playing too far back and allowing their players to get too much of a head of steam and playing downhill. In the second half, we forced them into taking tougher shots. We got better defensively as the game went along, but we need to be better from the start. I don't want us to have to be dependent on scoring 90 points every time.'
In addition to Woodard, Oklahoma returns one other starter from last year in 6-9 junior center Khadeem Lattin. Lattin is a lean, long, energy big who provided one of Oklahoma's first half highlights catching a lob pass abovet the rim and flushing it with force. He was active on both backboards and his seven rebounds led the Sooners. Making all five of his free throw attempts, Lattin finished with nine points.
Both teams return to action on December 7 with Wisconsin entertaining Idaho State and Oklahoma hosting intrastate rival Oral Roberts.
This article was written by Tom Osowski and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.
| Temple Tops St. Joe's in Battle of the Birds- Dec.1, 2016 (by Carl)|
Philadelphia, PA - After starting the year 1-2, with losses to New Hampshire and UMass, Temple Owls shocked ranked West Virginia and Florida State en route to a NIT Season Tip Off Championship last week. Still, the Owls were slight underdogs heading into Wednesday night's contest with their city rival St. Joseph's Hawks.. But behind forward Obi Enechionyia(6'10''-F)'s 26 points, Temple outlasted Saint Joe's in a hard-fought wire-to-wire matchup typical of this rivalry. The 6-10 junior, w... [read more]
Philadelphia, PA - After starting the year 1-2, with losses to New Hampshire and UMass, Temple Owls shocked ranked West Virginia and Florida State en route to a NIT Season Tip Off Championship last week. Still, the Owls were slight underdogs heading into Wednesday night's contest with their city rival St. Joseph's Hawks.. But behind forward Obi Enechionyia (6'10''-F)'s 26 points, Temple outlasted Saint Joe's in a hard-fought wire-to-wire matchup typical of this rivalry.
The 6-10 junior, who was named MVP of the Preseason NIT, shot 6-of-12 from behind the arc - continually hushing the raucous Hawk Hill crowd. Freshman guards Shizz Alston Jr. and Alani Moore II were also impressive in the win. Displaying poise usually associated with seasoned senior guards, the duo committed just two turnovers. Alston was especially impressive, using his 6-4 frame to rise above St. Joseph's smaller guards and bury mid-range jumpers. The more diminutive Moore played well above his height (5-10), pulling down five rebounds and hitting two big threes.
However, perhaps Temple's most impressive freshman was Rochester, New York native Quinton Rose. The lanky, 6-8 swingman possesses a shooting form that would make even Shawn Marion cringe. But Rose has serious game, and used his athleticism to get to the rim at will, finishing with 14 points and six rebounds. He even knocked down a three somehow.
For Saint Joe's, per usual, it was the Shavar Newkirk show. The 6-1 junior scored a team-high 22 points off 4-of-6 from deep and an array of acrobatic finishes at the rim. The A-10's third leading scorer could have used some help from freshman Charlie Brown, who shot a poor 3-of-12 from the field. Despite his poor shooting, the 6-6 Brown can clearly stroke it, played with a ton of energy, and showed off his jumping ability by pulling down a team-high seven rebounds. Newkirk's backcourt mate Lamar Kimble flirted with a triple double, scoring 12 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds.
Despise the size disadvantage, St. Joseph's won the rebound battle, but in the end, it had no answer for Temple's Enechioniya. When 6-6 junior forward James Demery returns from injury, the Hawks will be a force to reckon with in the A-10.
The 78-72 win improves Temple to 5-2. Meanwhile, St. Joseph's drops to 3-3 ahead of Saturday's showdown with #2 ranked Villanova.
This article was written by Robby Smukler and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.
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