Romeo Travis

Romeo Travis (Strasbourg IG) I Had to Leave Germany And Put Myself In A Situation To Climb The European Ladder To EuroLeague

Romeo Travis is a 31 year old 201cm forward from Akron Ohio that is playing his ninth professional season and first with Strasbourg IG (France-ProA). He played at St Marys high school with Lebron James and had ex Ulm teammate Dru Joyce as teammate. He played at Akron(NCAA) form 2003-2007. His best season was his senior year as he played 32 games averaging 14.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, 2.0bpg, FGP: 52.3%, 3Pts: 37.5%, FT: 67.3%. In 2007-2008, he ventured to Europe and played in Spain for Alerta Cantabria Lobos (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 8 games and averaging 3.4ppg, 1.8rpg and then moved to Ciudad de Huelva (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 2 games and averaging 3.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0bpg but left after 2 games and was reeled in by Mike Taylor of Ratiopharm Ulm where he played 10 games averaging 10.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 2FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 73.3%. He had his break out season in Ulm in the 2008-2009 season averaging 12.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 64.9%. In the 2009-2010 season he moved to the Walter Tigers Tuebingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga) playing 34 games averaging 14.4ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 73.0%. In the 2010-2011 season he played for Elitzur Netanya (Israel-Premier League) playing EuroChallenge: 10 games: 15.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.1%; Israeli League: 28 games: 14.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, Blocks-4(1.5bpg), FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 71.1%. In the 2011-2012 season he played for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League) playing Balkan League: 9 games: 13.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 63.0%; Israeli League: 28 games: 17.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 57.0%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 75.6%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for KK Zadar (Croatia-A1): 19 games: 13.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 72.5%; Adriatic League: 25 games: Score-4(14.7ppg), Reb-2(7.8rpg), 2.1apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 68.1%. IN the 2013-2014: Khimik-OPZ Yuhzny (Ukraine-Superleague) playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 71.4%; Eurocup: 18 games: 12.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 75.5%. Last season he played for Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (Russia-VTB) playing Eurocup: 16 games: 14.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 63.0%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 84.8%; VTB United League: 24 games: 11.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.2%, 3FGP: 33.9%, FT: 78.0%. He spoke to German Hoops recently when he was in Munich, Germany for a Euroleague game against FC Bayern Munich.

Romeo thanks for talking to German Hoops This season you are playing for Strasbourg IG (France-ProA) and as close to Germany as never before. How many times have you ever been in Germany since landing in Strassburg? Have you had any day trips to Germany on a day off?

 No I haven’t had the time to make it to Germany yet. On my days off I usually just relax and rest playing twice a week is difficult with the travel and high level competition. 

In the last three seasons Strasburg have gone from a middle of the standings kind of team to a top team and have reached the France pro A final three years in a row. How much of an urgency do you feel is there to finally win that second league title after 2005?

This team  has all the tools for a championship run. I don’t think there’s pressure more of just high expectations