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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
| UNCW Tightens Hold on CAA With Win Over Hofstra- Feb.19, 2017 (by Carl)|
Hempstead, NY -Behind some clutch free throw shooting and timely buckets late in the second half, UNCW put a vice grip around the CAA regular season crown. On senior day at Hofstra the visiting Seahawks, behind senior leader Chris Flemmings(6'5''-G) and sophomore rising star CJ Bryce, took down the Pride and solidified their hold atop the conference. Early on, the Seahawks used constant full court pressure and terrific on ball defense to stymie the Hofstra attack and gain a six-point ad... [read more]
Hempstead, NY -Behind some clutch free throw shooting and timely buckets late in the second half, UNCW put a vice grip around the CAA regular season crown.
On senior day at Hofstra the visiting Seahawks, behind senior leader Chris Flemmings (6'5''-G) and sophomore rising star CJ Bryce, took down the Pride and solidified their hold atop the conference.
Early on, the Seahawks used constant full court pressure and terrific on ball defense to stymie the Hofstra attack and gain a six-point advantage five minutes into the ballgame. Relying on their speed and quickness as well as their length, UNCW made it tough on Hofstra to bring the ball upcourt and get into their offensive sets. That, together with making 5-of-10 three pointers, and having no turnovers kept the Pride at bay for the majority of the first half. UNCW took a 46-38 at intermission.
Hofstra got back in the game as they attacked the rim repeatedly midway through the second half seeing as UNCW had no dominant defensive post presence. The Pride used good hard cuts and led by the slashing play of sophomore guard Justin Wright-Foreman, who finished with a team high 26 points, and the tough inside play of junior big Rokas Gustys, fought back to cut the lead to two on three separate occasions.
After an early spurt to begin the second stanza, Hofstra was unable to capitalize on the Seahawk offensive miscues to get closer than two. But Flemmings, who had 18 in the first half, finally got going with his first basket at the 14:35 mark. That keyed UNCW to boost the lead back to eleven with 9:13 left. They move the ball around the perimeter very well behind guards Denzel Ingram and Jordon Talley and defensively clamped down on both Gustys and senior sharpshooter Brian Bernardi, whose lone hoop was a three in the first half.
With 6:14 remaining a tight game got very chippy and hotly contested with double technicals handed out to Gustys and UNCW reserve big man Chuck Ogbodo, who engaged in a minor scuffle after a loose ball. After the Pride got it to four with less than five minutes to play Bryce went to work. He was 6-of-8 from the line and made two clutch field goals to keep the Seahawks in front the rest of the way.
UNCW (24-5, 13-3 CAA) was paced by Flemmings with a game high 27 and Bryce added 23. Foreman led Hofstra (13-16, 5-11 in the CAA) with 26 and Gustys put up another double-double with 14 points and 12 boards but was very quiet in the second half. The Seahawks ability to defend, score the ball and the fact that seniors and juniors get the most playing time will make them a tough opponent both in the upcoming conference tournament and whichever postseason tourney they qualify for. They represent being a mid major quite well.
This article was written by Ken Eisenman and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.
| Howard's 34 Leads Marquette Past Xavier- Feb.19, 2017 (by Carl)|
Milwaukee, Wl - Neither of the two Big East freshmen nominated for the Wayman Tisdale Award as the National Freshman Player of the Year is named Markus Howard(6'0''-G-99) of Marquette. But after dropping 34 points on Xavier on Saturday night to lead Marquette to an 83-61 victory, Howard stated his case that perhaps his name should be included on that list. Howard scored Marquette's first five points on a runner and wing three-point shot in helping the Golden Eagles sprint to a 21-2 lead... [read more]
Milwaukee, Wl - Neither of the two Big East freshmen nominated for the Wayman Tisdale Award as the National Freshman Player of the Year is named Markus Howard (6'0''-G-99) of Marquette. But after dropping 34 points on Xavier on Saturday night to lead Marquette to an 83-61 victory, Howard stated his case that perhaps his name should be included on that list.
Howard scored Marquette's first five points on a runner and wing three-point shot in helping the Golden Eagles sprint to a 21-2 lead as many in the Bradley Center sellout crowd of 19,033 were still settling into their seats. Finishing the first half with 11 points, including a four-point play making a free throw after knocking down a wing shot from distance, Howard started the second half the same way he began the game by accounting for the Golden Eagles' first five points with a runner in the paint and a shot from behind the three-point arc.
As Xavier threatened to trim the Marquette lead to single digits, Howard kept knocking down long range jumpers, mostly off the dribble. He scored 23 second-half points to keep the Xavier rally in check. Finishing with nine three-point makes in twelve attempts on the game, he tied the Marquette single game three-point record held for 27 years by Mark Anglavar. Ironically, Anglavar was in the crowd as Marquette honored its former players as part of its celebration of 100 years of Marquette basketball.
'I play with great players and they found me in good positions,' said the always-humble Howard. 'My teammates were feeling me and pumping me up and giving me supreme confidence. This was a must-win game for us. We came in with a mindset that we were going to fight, and we did.'
'That was quite the shooting display,' said Marquette Coach Steve Wojciechowski. 'I've had the opportunity to sit on the bench for a number of good shooting games, but that was one of the best I've ever seen.' 'That was as good a performance I've ever seen from a freshman,' echoed Xavier Coach Chris Mack. 'It was as good a freshman performance as any I've coached against.'
Howard was part of a new Marquette starting line-up. After losing soundly to Georgetown on February 11 and having no games scheduled during the past week, Wojciechowski conducted spirited workouts in preparation of the Xavier game and rewarded the players he felt responded the best in practices with starting positions. In addition to Howard, Duane Wilson, Sam Hauser, Matt Heldt and Andrew Rowsey walked onto the court for the opening tip.
'I didn't think we had the spirit and fight to the level that this time of the year and this league requires,' said Wojciechowski in explaining his starting line-up change. 'That was the number one thing we needed to get fixed. We were trying to use this week to find guys we felt like would fight for the program. Those guys did.'
Playing mostly off the bench this season, the 5-10 Rowsey took advantage of his start. Following up Howard's opening five-point burst, Rowsey showed his ignitable gene by scoring Marquette's next ten points in less than two minutes. With early technical fouls whistled against Mack and Xavier big Rashid Gaston, Rowsey went to the free throw line, where he entered the game with a Big East best .934 free throw shooting percentage, and knocked down all four free throws. He followed up with a straight-on three-point shot in set offense and a wing three-pointer on the break as the Marquette lead grew to 15-2.
'Rowsey makes my job a whole lot easier with his shooting ability,' said Howard. 'Me and him on the court together is a great thing.'
Rowsey was not the only new addition to the Marquette starting line-up to make an immediate impact. A 6-10 sophomore starting at center for usual starter Luke Fischer, Heldt guarded, rebounded and scored at a high level. His nine rebounds led the Golden Eagles and were a career high. 'If you can't be happy for that kid (Heldt), then you've got a serious problem,' said Wojciechowski. 'The way he battled was awesome; that's all I want from a player.'
Relegated to a bench role after starting 58 straight games, sophomore Haanif Cheatham responded with one of his best games since the start of the Big East season. A left-hand dominant player from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cheatham drove the ball to the basket to score and draw fouls at the rim. He finished with 5-of-9 shooting from the floor and made 5-of-6 free throw attempts to score 15 points.
Entering the game allowing over 74 points per game, second worse in the Big East, Marquette showed uncharacteristic grit on the defensive end holding the Musketeers to two points in the game's opening six minutes. 'We played hard on the defensive end,' said Wojciechowski. 'I thought the first ten minutes of the game may have been the best defense we played all year. Duane (Wilson) did a great job on (J.P) Macura.'
Xavier entered the season hoping to ride the trifecta of Macura, point guard Edmond Sumner and wing Trevon Bluiett to the upper levels of the Big East and beyond. That plan took a major hit when Sumner went down with a season-ending knee injury on January 7 in a game at St. John's. After injuring an ankle against Villanova on February 11, Bluiett was unavailable for Xavier's loss at Providence on February 15 and again for the game against Marquette. Bluiett's nearly 18 point per game scoring average puts him fourth among Big East scorers.
'We were turning over the ball early and that set the tone in a negative way for us,' said Mack. 'Turning over the ball like that didn't give us a chance to win. I thought our poor offensive play severely affected our defense. Our bigs played great, but our guards were irrelevant.'
Asked what his message was to his players after a thorough defeat like this, Mack said he stressed that 'we have a lot of basketball to play. We ran into a buzzsaw tonight, but we play in a men's league and we have to be able to turn the page.'
Xavier was led in scoring by reserve big Sean O'Mara. Using his 6-10 size and good lower half strength, the junior not only scored an efficient 14 points on only eight shots, all from the paint, he also was a handful for Heldt and Fischer to guard and both Marquette bigs fouled out in part trying to contain O'Mara. Gaston, who was later disqualified from the game when he picked up a second technical foul as part of a double foul with a Marquette player, finished with a double-double by scoring 12 points and collecting ten rebounds.
But the night belonged to Marquette and Howard in particular. After it was announced that Howard had tied the Marquette record for three-points makes in a game, the Marquette student section burst out in 'Markus Howard' chants hoping he would get an opportunity to launch another long range shot to break the record. Howard did that chance, but his shot found iron and skipped off the rim. With 1:24 remaining and the Marquette lead now at 25, Wojciechowski removed Howard from the game and gave him a big hug on his way to the bench.
Marquette welcomes St. John's to the Bradley Center on February 21 while Xavier concludes a three-game road trip at Seton Hall on February 22.
This article was written by Tom Osowski and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.
| Miami Holds Off Clemson- Feb.19, 2017 (by Carl)|
Miami, Fl - The Clemson Tigers headed into today's game against Miami with a must win mentality. With a 14-11 record, the Tigers were barely on the NCAA bubble. The game began with both teams shooting over 50 percent in the first half. In the end, it was Miami who held on to win 71-65. Senior forward Kamari Murphy(6'8''-F-93) forward led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds. Murphy did a great job of being patient and getting his points in the flow of the offense. He excelled in the... [read more]
Miami, Fl - The Clemson Tigers headed into today's game against Miami with a must win mentality. With a 14-11 record, the Tigers were barely on the NCAA bubble. The game began with both teams shooting over 50 percent in the first half. In the end, it was Miami who held on to win 71-65.
Senior forward Kamari Murphy (6'8''-F-93) forward led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds. Murphy did a great job of being patient and getting his points in the flow of the offense. He excelled in the pick and roll by rolling and finishing on lobs and popping out to knock down an open jumper. 'Kamari gave our team a lot of energy tonight', Coach Jim Larranaga said. 'He was active on defense and came up with key rebounds down the stretch'.
Miami's backcourt also did a solid job of maintaining their teams success without star point guard Ja'Quan Newton (who is serving a three- game suspension). Bruce Brown and Davon Reed together took the point guard duties and performed well. Displaying that they are not just scorers but they can create as well, each had five assists and four made field goals.
Miami did win today but Clemson gave it all they had. They showed great poise collectively on offense and played hard on defense. In the end, shots just didn't fall for them, particularly from the 3 point line. The Tigers were 3-of-17 from three and had many good looks. Throughout the game they gave great effort on defense but during key times they couldn't get stops. Being down 35-33 at half, Clemson never got down more than seven points but never could get the lead either. The Hurricanes made key plays anytime the Tigers were starting to come back.
Star player Jaron Blossomgame showed why he was a pre-season all conference player. He scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and really displayed his mix of athleticism and skill. Like the rest of the team, Blossomgame was scoring from all areas of the court except from the 3- point line. Although it seems like its an end to Clemson's tournament dreams for this season, their future looks bright with freshmen center Elijah Thomas. Thomas has looked better and better each game he has played and today was the same. He finished with a double-double and showed improved footwork and finishing ability at the rim.
Next up for Clemson is a trip to Virginia Tech on February 21st. Miami will play at Virginia on February 20th.
This article was written by Preston Guiot and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.
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