Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA Midwest player Reid Travis (12) attempts to dunk the ball against Team Brasil during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Basketball Recruiting: Reid Travis Commits to Stanford

In another big blow to the Duke Blue Devils recruiting efforts this season, 2014 PF Reid Travis (DeLaSalle) has committed to Stanford, opting to join Johnny Dawkins’ squad over the likes of Duke, his hometown Minnesota, and Gonzaga.

The announcement comes a week after Duke saw one of their other 2014 targets, 5-star PF Kevon Looney, commit to UCLA.

Travis would’ve been a big get for the Blue Devils, who are still in play for others, including 5-star recruits Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor. With Jabari Parker almost guaranteed to be a one-and-done player, the 6’8″, 240 lb forward could’ve immediately stepped into the Duke rotation.

This wasn’t much of a surprise for Blue Devils fans, however, as there were plenty of reports beforehand that Duke was out of the running:

On the bright side, this might be the biggest recruit Johnny Dawkins has pulled in during his time at Stanford, and if Duke was going to lose Travis to anyone, I am glad it is the former Duke star and coach.

As far as where the Blue Devils go from here, they still have a very good shot at landing the combination of Jones and Okafor. If that should happen, it would immediately vault Duke amongst the top recruiting classes. Don’t hit the panic button quite yet, Duke fans.

Go, Blue Devils.

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