Denver Nuggets summer league player Travis Releford averaged 11.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists during his senior year at the University of Kansas. The 23 year-old Releford goes 6'6" and 205 pounds. He'll be looking to impress an NBA squad after going undrafted, but if he doesn't catch on with a team he has a one-year deal with Okapi Aalstar of the Belgian-Ethias league's first division, according to The Topeka Capital Journal.
Let's find out a little bit more about Releford. I caught up with him before the NBA draft on June 27th when he was in Denver working out for the Nuggets.
Nate Timmons: You studied African and African American studies at Kansas, what could you do with that if you were not playing basketball?
Travis Releford: I could teach it or be a coach.
NT: I read that you wanted to be a college coach?
TR: Yes, I want to be a coach. I could either teach in high school or be a college coach. Be a college coach for sure, but I want to stick with basketball as long as I can.
NT: Who is a player, not necessarily that you mirrored your game after, but someone you grew up watching?
TR: I would say Brandon Rush [Utah Jazz] because he's from the same city I'm from and I kind of try to make my game similar to his.
NT: If you were trapped on a desert island - would you rather be stuck with Shaquille O'Neal or Charles Barkley? And why?
TR: I would say Shaquille because he'd have me laughing and somehow make the most of it.
NT: You're on the brink of being in the NBA, once you're established what would you rather have? A shoe deal, your own videogame, or your own restaurant?
TR: Shoe deal. I think that's every kid's dream, if they make it they want a shoe deal or a shoe named after them.
NT: If you had to guess how many pairs of shoes do you own?
TR: Uh ... I can't even ... I lost count - it's that many.
NT: Let's say we're on MTV Cribs and we open up your refrigerator - what would we find in there?
TR: Juice, a lot of juice and water and that's about it.
NT: How about on a cheat day - what could we find you pigging out on?
TR: I like to eat pizza pockets or pizza rolls - something easy I can throw in the microwave. I don't do too much cooking.
NT: What could we find you doing on an off night or off day?
TR: Hanging out with my son.
NT: What's your son's name? Is he getting involved in basketball?
TR: Travis Jr., he's named after me. He's involved in every sport: soccer, basketball, baseball, every sport.
NT: What's your favorite non-basketball exercise?
TR: Pilates. I just started, I've only done it once so far, so I'm going to go with that.
NT: Let's say Hollywood comes calling at some point during your career. Would you rather be in a comedy, action, Sci-Fi, or horror movie?
TR: I'd say comedy.
NT: What would the plot be to this movie?
TR: I don't know, something with Will Ferrell. That's all I'd need is him.
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