MVP Basketball Player Romeo Travis is from Akron, OH Too!
I wanted to take a moment to spotlight one of our own, basketball player Romeo Travis who was just named the French League Finals MVP.
Romeo Travis provided a well rounded contribution to his team’s victory by averaging 12.5 points per game, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists through the five matches of the best-of-five series against Monaco. During a crucial game 5, Travis and another teammate (Justin Cobbs) were the only people from either of the battling teams to play more than 30 minutes on the court. Romeo Travis & the LeMans Sarthe won the series 3 games to 2. This was Travis’s third professional title and the second championship under his belt. He also won…
- 2012 Trophy with Hapoel Gilboa Galil
- 2016 French Cup trophy
If you’re not familiar with Romeo Travis, let me give you a little history. Travis is originally from Akron, OH & played high school basketball (& was also close friends) with LeBron James at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and he played college basketball for The University of Akron. He has been playing overseas since 2007.
Born: December 10, 1984 (age 33 years), Akron, OH
Height: 6′ 7″
Current team: Le Mans Sarthe Basket (#24 / Power forward)
Playing career: 2007–present
2018–present: Magnolia Hotshots
Education: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, The University of Akron
Romeo Travis was also apart of the FAB5 (which included Sian Cotton, LeBron James, Dru Joyce III, Romeo Travis, and Willie McGee) all of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. A group of five kids who challenged themselves, one another, and their community, going all the way to the bittersweet final game that would make them National Champions.
Please be sure to follow Romeo Travis on your favorite social media platforms. We are proud of Romeo Travis here at Earkandyradio for not only truly representing the city (and bringing us home a win) but also for the awesome husband and father he is. Romeo Travis definitely changes the stereotypes of a black man. So many times in the media… we see negativity and share the wrong things! But we pride ourselves in giving credit when & where credit is due! Congratulations to you Romeo Travis & we are rooting for you. Continue to be great and do great things.