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Stanford transfer Reid Travis commits to Kentucky

Huge news for the Wildcats.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Stanford John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

While John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats lost a lot of talent to the NBA Draft (what else is new), they also gained a lot of talent on Wednesday morning, as Stanford Cardinal graduate transfer Reid Travis announced he was committing to Kentucky.

Travis chose Kentucky over another school nicknamed Wildcats — the reigning champion Villanova Wildcats.

Travis played four seasons at Stanford, but his 2015-16 campaign was cut short after just eight games due to injury. In his four years, he averaged 14.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, and was an All-Pac-12 player last season.

The addition of Travis likely makes Kentucky the top team in the nation heading into the 2018-19 season, and it makes the Wildcats, yet again, a favorite for a Final Four.