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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
| Yurtseven Can Make NC State a Surprise Team in the ACC- Oct.16, 2016 (by Carl)|
Over 500 international players are on the rosters of Division 1 teams this season. We'll go over some of the better players this month and next. Starting in the ACC, one of the most intriguing players is North Carolina State's freshmen 7-0 Omer Yurtseven (7'0''-C-98) (Turkey). Yurtseven, who chose the Wolfpack over Syracuse and Utah, as well as a large contract offer from his Turkish club Fenerbache, is awaiting an NCAA ruling on his eligibility. We've watched Yurtseven play over the pas... [read more]
Over 500 international players are on the rosters of Division 1 teams this season. We'll go over some of the better players this month and next. Starting in the ACC, one of the most intriguing players is North Carolina State's freshmen 7-0 Omer Yurtseven (7'0''-C-98) (Turkey). Yurtseven, who chose the Wolfpack over Syracuse and Utah, as well as a large contract offer from his Turkish club Fenerbache, is awaiting an NCAA ruling on his eligibility.
We've watched Yurtseven play over the past three years and have come away very impressed. We first saw him in 2014 in Latvia at the U16 European Championships where he averaged 15.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots. We then watched him dominate the 2015 Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Lithuania. Yurtseven led his team to the semifinals averaging an astounding 24.8 points and 14.8 rebounds over four games. Later that summer at the U18 European Championships in Greece he helped Turkey to the silver medal (10.8 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg). This summer he stepped up and averaged 10.8 points and 9.3 rebounds at the U20 European Championships n Finland where Turkey earned the bronze medal.
Yurtseven made the news in May when he scored 91 points and grabbed 28 rebounds in an U18 game in Turkey. In that contest he shot 34-of-49 from the field and connected on five three-pointers.
Generally thought of as the best player of his age in Europe, Yurtseven can play center or power forward,. He is solid and strong physically and is highly mobile both in the offensive attack and on defense. He's very strong in situations with contact (rebounding and in the low post.). He's been strong and dominant around the basket, always generating advantages. He has shown the ability to use pivots and fakes in situations near the hoop. Yurtseven can score on hook shots with both hands. He's a good passer when he receives a trap in the low post and is a great dunker. He's a good shooter especially from mid-range but recently as shown improvement in his three-point shooting ability. He's generally been the best rebounder in all the tournaments we've viewed him.. Omer is very strong in low post defense, however has problems defending forwards 1-on-1 facing the basket, but has a very good attitude on defense.
We view Yurtseven as a lottery pick in the 2017 NBA Draft so his time in Raleigh will likely be limited to this year. That's why it's even more important to the Wolfpack that he be declared eligible. Yurtseven's club team in Turkey, Fenerbache insisted that he was getting paid to play. Yurtseven and his family contended that an account was set up for him but that he did not withdraw any money from the account. Hopefully the NCAA will decide on his eligibility prior to the start of the season.
In the meantime Yurtseven is practicing with the Wolfpack and hoping to be part of what could be one of the top frontcourts in the country. He would join 6-8, 240-pound junior Abdul-Malik Abu, 6-9, 285-pound senior BeeJay Anya and potentially 6-10 freshmen Ted Kapita (Congo) upfront. Kapita is going through his own NCAA eligibility review. He's another interesting story. He first signed at Arkansas last year but didn't qualify academically. Then this year, as a Top-50 recruit out of Huntington Prep, he signed with SMU but was able to leave after the coaching change there. Kapita was once considered the No. 1 power forward in his class and would be another huge addition for the Wolfpack if he is eligible.
If Yurtseven and Kapita are both eligible they would combine with freshman point guard Dennis Smith, a top recruit who chose NC State over Duke and North Carolina. Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried has called Smith "the best guard in the country" even with the understanding that he will need some time to transition to major college competition. The addition of all the solid inside players combined with Smith's outside game as well as 6-7 soph Maverick Rowan and 6-6 Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn would likely make North Carolina State a team that will be much better than initially anticipated.
Carl Berman is Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball
| International Teams Show Well at Adidas Nations- Sep.11, 2016 (by Carl)|
Our favorite international basketball event that takes place in the United States, Adidas Nations, was played the last weekend in July at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif. The championship was played at Cerritos Junior College on August 1st. Besides the top USA players in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes, teams from Canada, Africa, Australia and Latin America participated. USA Team Harden went undefeated throughout the event winning the championship with a 123-96 rout... [read more]
Our favorite international basketball event that takes place in the United States, Adidas Nations, was played the last weekend in July at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif. The championship was played at Cerritos Junior College on August 1st. Besides the top USA players in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes, teams from Canada, Africa, Australia and Latin America participated.
USA Team Harden went undefeated throughout the event winning the championship with a 123-96 rout over Team Canada. That wasn't really surprising as the team included seven players ranked in the Top 20 of ESPN's 2017 Class ranking.. The seven were No.1-ranked 7-0 DeAndre Ayton, No. 2 6-9 Wendell Carter Jr., No. 5 6-3 Trevon Duval, No. 7 6-9 Kevin Knox, No. 9 6-6 Gary Trent Jr., No. 12 6-5 Hamidou Diallo and No. 16 6-7 P.J. Washington. In the final contest Ayton had 13 points and 14 rebounds in 19 minutes of action while 6-2 Jaylen Hands (UCLA commit) led the way with 18 points in only 16 minutes. Washington, who attends Findlay Prep, had 16 points in 16 minutes. 6-4 Luguentz Dort led Canada with 15 points. In the third place game USA Team Rose topped Team Africa 105-92 led by 21 points from 6-5 Charles O'Bannon. 6-7 Lamine Diane and 6-8 Jordan Nwora impressed for the Africans with 25 and 23 points respectively.
The international teams played very well with Canada (3-2) and Africa (3-2) finishing second and fourth. Australia (2-2) and Latin America (1-3) were both competitive and showcased some solid college prospects.
On Team Africa, 7-3 Chol Marial (7'1''-C-98) (Cheshire Academy), 6-7 Lamine Diane (Findlay Prep), 6-7 Jordan Nwora (Vermont Academy) and 6-3 Christian Popoola (Bishop Gorman) impressed us the most. Mariol started off slowly but finished big in the third place game with 18 points and three blocked shots. Mariol has elite physical tools with a reported 7-10 wingspan. He's a fluid athlete but is very raw at this stage offensively but can thrive as a rim-runner with decent hands and put-back finisher. He's an impactful rim protector and an exceptional rebounder with fantastic length extension to high point balls. Overall, Marial is not yet 17, and already has an intriguing set of tools. His skill needs to catch up and his body needs to fill out, but he'll be a high level recruit regardless.
Diane was at the event last year and showed flashes of his potential. This year the Senegal native delivered. A long-strider, Diane can get to the basket at will in straight lines with gliding motion and excellent extension with the ball as a finisher. He's very adept at drawing fouls. He can get tunnel vision as a scorer who is prone to pressing and forcing plays with questionable shot selection at times but led the event in scoring (27.7 ppg) with his ability to generate points at all three levels. He has the frame and tools to excel defensively with more seasoning, and is an excellent rebounder for a wing.
The 6-8 Nwora is a knockdown three point shooter (22-of-52, 42.3%) with excellent size, a burgeoning frame and good length. He has consistent mechanics in catch and shoot situations with a quick release, which helps compensate for a lower release point. He has an excellent shooting range beyond the three-point line with the ability to put it on the floor some and hit step back jumpers off the bounce. He competes defensively and on the glass but isn't especially good sliding laterally on-ball. Overall, Nwora is a shooter with fantastic size for a wing and usually plays within himself. Popoola also returned to the event. A talented combo guard with an excellent frame and deceptive athleticism, he is natural at changing speeds and direction with the ball. He has good craft, finishing around the basket and through contact. His best skill is his ability to shoot off the dribble, especially threes. Popoola announced his commitment to BYU the day after the event, a good pick-up for the Cougars.
For Canada, 6-5 Virginia Tech commit Nickeil Walker and 6-2 Howard Washington, a Butler recruit looked good. However the players we were most intrigued with were Dort (Arlington Country Day, 2018) and Andrew Nembhard (6-3, Montverde Academy, 2019). Dort has an incredibly advanced and compact frame to pair with noticeable length. He plays with evident physicality and excels as a slasher attacking the basket and finishing through contact with his frame. He competes defensively with his frame with good foot speed and explosiveness, and is already a problem in the passing lanes with his length. Dort was one of the top underclassman performers at Nations, and if he continues to develop his skill-level in playmaking for others and shooting with range he'll be a high level D1 prospect.
Nembhard has an outstanding combination of size and an advanced feel for his position. He possesses outstanding court vision, poise, and passing instincts and is capable of making all the reads. He's comfortable in pick and roll using ball screens and changing speeds, with the size to pass over the top of the defense. Nembhard is more fluid and skilled than fast and athletic, as he doesn't have the vertical leaping ability. He also isn't especially long, and while he has a nice foundational frame he doesn't have a high ceiling in terms of defensive versatility. He does have fast feet and hands swiping at balls creating steals, which affords him plus defensive potential on ball. Overall, Nembhard's understanding for the position is rare at his age, and if he can continue to develop as a jump shooter (his mechanics aren't broken) he can win on skill and smarts at a high level of college basketball.
Carl Berman is Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball.
| NetScouts Basketball USA Women All-Stars Top China in OT- May.29, 2016 (by Carl)|
Zhoushan, China - The NetScouts Basketball Women's USA All-Stars won their third straight game defeating a tough China team in overtime 79-71 in Zhoushan tonight. Utah's Danielle Rodriguez (178-G) led a balanced USA attack with 14 points. Despite a slow start, shooting 18 percent in the first quarter and 28 percent for the first half, the USA All-Stars used defense and rebounding to pull away from China in overtime. The Americans couldn't complain about the shots in the first quarter, th... [read more]
Zhoushan, China - The NetScouts Basketball Women's USA All-Stars won their third straight game defeating a tough China team in overtime 79-71 in Zhoushan tonight. Utah's Danielle Rodriguez (178-G) led a balanced USA attack with 14 points.
Despite a slow start, shooting 18 percent in the first quarter and 28 percent for the first half, the USA All-Stars used defense and rebounding to pull away from China in overtime. The Americans couldn't complain about the shots in the first quarter, they just couldn't find the bottom of the net. China used the same quarter to get out to an 18-10 lead. In the second quarter, Marquelle Dent (Wyoming) and Lexi Peterson (Oregon) helped the team claw back into it and the USA All-Stars only trailed by six points going into halftime.
The Americans made minor coaching moves heading into the second half, by turning up the pressure along with changing defenses to confuse China. USA mixed a lot of zone, press and man to help force bad China shots leading to easy transition points. The Americans outscored China in the third quarter 21-11 and took a four-point lead heading into the final period. China was able to settle in and outscore the USA by four in the final period forcing the game into overtime. Stephanie Lee (Northern Colorado) scored four critical points in overtime to help the USA All-Stars dominate China 10-2 in the extra period.
Balanced scoring from a talented group of players contributed to the USA remaining undefeated during the 2016 Atlas International Youth women's basketball tournament. Rodriguez scored eight of her team-high14 points in the important third quarter. Peterson and Lee each scored 10 points with Lee pulling down eight rebounds. Nine points were scored by Dent and Shelby Cheslek (Gonzaga) with Cheslek leading the team with nine rebounds. Cheslek added a crushing 30-foot 3-pointer as the shot clock ran out during the middle of overtime that deflated the China squad. Brittany Crain (UC Riverside), Taila Walton (Washington) and Kaylon Williams (Oklahoma) all had eight points with Walton and Williams each having seven rebounds. Jazmine Perkins (Washington State) finished out a solid effort with three points, five rebounds and three steals. For the second straight game, Jamie Patrick (Colorado State) sat out for precautionary reasons after taking a blow to her face from a teammate during the first game against Australia.
For China, Kexin Song and Liwen Liang led the way 13 points each, Saiqi Jia and Tianyu Zhang both scored 11 points and Yu Tang added 10.
The USA All-Stars now are undefeated at 3-0 as all the teams head to the final city of Jiahe. Tomorrow is a travel day.
NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars
Marquelle Dent (Wyoming) 9 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Danielle Rodriguez (178-G) (Utah) 14 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Lexi Petersen (Oregon) 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Brittany Crain (UC Riverside) 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Jaime Patrick (Colorado State) DNP
Jazmine Perkins (Washington State/Finland) 3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Stephanie Lee (Northern Colorado/Germany) 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal
Talia Walton (Washington) 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Kaylon Williams (Oklahoma) 8 points, 7 rebounds
Shelby Cheslek (Gonzaga) 9 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block
Thanks to Ryan Johnson and David Huss for their reports from China.
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