Travis Releford life and biography

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Travis Releford biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-21
Credited as : Basketball player, guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA Tournament

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Travis Releford is an American basketball player which is now playing as guard for the Kansas Jayhawks.

A Kansas City product who is a versatile guard... Took a redshirt last season... Appeared in 32 games his freshman season in 2008-09... Has great range yet can drive to the basket... Can play multiple positions... Gained valuable experience playing on U.S. and international teams throughout his high school career.

Utilized a redshirt in 2009-10... Practiced with the team.

Appeared in all but three games during the season... Shot 56.9 percent from the field, including 75 percent (12-for-16) in his last 13 games played... Played 10-plus minutes in eight games, including three Big 12 contests... Scored a career-high nine points in eight minutes at Missouri (2/9)... Had five points in seven minutes against Oklahoma State (2/7)... Scored five points in six minutes at Nebraska (1/28)... Played a career-high 21 minutes at Michigan State (1/10)... Grabbed a career-high four rebounds and dished out a career-best two assists against Albany (12/30)... Had eight points against Florida Gulf Coast (11/18) and matched that versus Coppin State (11/28).

International Competition:
In summer 2008 was a starter who averaged 21 minutes, 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds for the USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team which won silver at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina... Lost to host Argentina in the finals... Tied for second on the team with eight steals in five games... In May 2008, played on a high school all-star team sponsored by adidas in Shanghai, China... Member of the 2007 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival White Team which won bronze... Averaged 14.2 points and five rebounds in festival play.

High School:
Averaged 24.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his senior season at Bishop Miege... A two-time high school All-American... 2008 Eastern Kansas League (EKL) and Gatorade Player of the Year in guiding Bishop Miege to a 19-3 record... 2007 EKL Player of the Year... 2007 DiRenna Award finalist which honors the best male and female basketball player each year in the Greater Kansas City Area... 2005 conference player of the year at Central High School... Averaged 19.6 points and 6.7 rebounds his junior season in leading Miege to a 19-6 record.

Born in Kansas City, Mo... Major is African and African American studies... Mother is Venita Vann... Is second oldest child in a family of four boys and two girls... Would like to become a college coach someday.

Career Honors:
2008-09: Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (spring 2009).

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