St. Francis College Brooklyn men’s basketball Head Coach Glenn Braica officially announced today the addition of Travis Atson. Atson was granted a waiver from the NCAA, which will allow him to join the Terriers’ roster for the 2020-21 season.
“We are extremely excited to add Travis, another New York City player, who has a lot of experience and has been through the battles of Division I college basketball. We feel that St. Francis College is a great fit for him since he is a native of Brooklyn. He is a solid all-around basketball player who can rebound, shoot it, score it, and has a good basketball IQ. We are thrilled to officially welcome him to our team, and we think that he compliments our roster nicely,” said Coach Braica.
Atson is a 6-foot-5, guard/forward from Brooklyn, NY, and comes to St. Francis as a graduate transfer from Quinnipiac, where he played one season. In 2018-19, Atson played in 31 games for the Bobcats and averaged 5.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures nine times and registered a season-high 16 points and eight rebounds on November 28, 2018, at UMass. Atson helped the Bobcats to an appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).
Prior to his time at Quinnipiac, Atson played his freshman year at Tulsa, where he appeared in 22 contests during the 2016-17 season. He recorded season-highs of 10 points and five rebounds in a victory over Oral Roberts on November 26, 2016. For the season, he shot 39.4 percent from the field, with half of his baskets coming from three-point range.
Before his college career began, he played the 2015-16 season at Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts and the 2014-15 season at South Kent School in Connecticut. The New York City product spent the first three years of his high school career at Christ the King High School in Queens. Atson led the Royals to two New York Catholic High School Athletic Association state championships, and was named the 2014 NYC CHSAA MVP.
He is the son of Tara and Rick and has two siblings, Justin and Derek. He chose St. Francis because it is close to his home in Brooklyn, and he felt a strong connection with the coaches and players from the beginning. He will also be reunited with graduate guard Unique McLean. Atson and McLean grew up playing basketball together in Brooklyn and now will have the opportunity to team-up once again, now on the collegiate stage.
Atson rounds out the Terriers’ new additions for the 2020-21 season as he joins fellow newcomers, David Muenkat, Elijah Hardison, Vuk Stevanic, and Rheaquone Taylor.
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