Two ex-college basketball players mulling futures in NFL

Wednesday April 15th, 2015

Former Penn State forward Ross Travis and former Old Dominion forward Richard Ross are considering futures in the NFL. 

Travis, who averaged 5.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game during his senior season, declared for the NFL draft on Tuesday. 

"After the season, somebody contacted me and asked if I wanted to get into a Pro Day workout," Travis said, according to "He saw raw talent, the last time I played football was in ninth grade. I gave it some thought and I had always thought about playing football again and I decided it was definitely a cool opportunity that I had to take."

Ross is another former college basketball player who appears to be mulling a future in football. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Vikings worked out Ross on Wednesday. 

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Ross averaged 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this past season. 

Multiple NFL tight ends, including Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, played college basketball. 

- Stanley Kay


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