DeLaSalle combo forward Jonah Travis led the Islanders in scoring as a junior with 19.1 points a game, he's helped push the Minnesota Pump N Run to an unofficial 24-3 record so far, and Jonah has accumulated eight division one scholarship offers. So far his career is rolling along just fine.
The winter season ended with DeLaSalle at 25-6 on the year and finishing 4th in the state tournament. After a nice high school junior run Jonah has carried the momentum into the spring AAU season. He was named the MVP of the 17s division as the Pump N Run won the Comets Shootout, Travis received national attention for his play at the Double Pump Showcase as the Pumps were semi-finalists, and he was a key factor in his AAU squad finishing in second at the Pump N Run Spring Showcase as well as the Atlanta Celtics Invitational.
"The spring is going great," Jonah said after practice Tuesday. "We are playing well together, playing some very good players, and beating some very good teams. With the new addition of E (Estan Tyler) we should be even better than ever.
"Some early highlights would have to be seeing Shelby Moats dunking on two nationally ranked players when we beat California Supreme, seeing Roosevelt Scott throw it off the backboard to himself and dunking on someone, rocking the cradle in our tournament, and beating the Atlanta Celtics in their own tourney."
While Jonah has already had a career that many high school athletes would love to have, he's still focused on working harder. Few student athletes out there can match the time Jonah puts into the books, the gym, and in the weight room. It's his constant goal to improve.
"Trying to improve my handles and my shot consistency are always constants for me," Jonah stated. "I have been working real hard each morning to improve both these. I'm also working on getting my legs a lot stronger so once we reach the championship game my legs don't feel so fatigued at the end of the tourney."
This will be especially important come July when division one college coaches hit the gyms. Travis will have several schools following him this summer as his mailbox continues to get stuffed with college letters.
"Recruiting is going great," Jonah stated. "It seems like each day there is someone new trying to contend. I'm not very for sure on any place I'm going to visit but I know that I'm going to try and make a trip out east, a trip out west, and some more places in between maybe close to home.
Travis doesn't have a timetable on when he will make his college choice.
"I am looking to make my decision whenever I feel most comfortable with my decision," Travis said. "If that means next week or if that means a year from now. Whenever my family and I feel it will be at the best possible place I could be at. So far I would have to say in no real order Wofford, Lafayette, and Harvard have been recruiting me the hardest."
The latest school to offer Jonah was Harvard and the prospects of playing for the Ivy League program left an impression.
"I couldn't stop smiling during the entire conversation with coach (Yanni) Hufnagel and later coach Tommy Amaker," Jonah said. "I was really excited at just the thought of going there. My parents didn't believe me when I first told them so they had to talk to coach himself. It's funny just to even think about it."
Harvard joined Northern Colorado, Lafayette, Toledo, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, Northern Illinois, and Wofford in offering Jonah. Also, in late April during an open visiting period, coaches from Cal, Washington State, Northern Illinois, Boston College, Lehigh, Stanford, Wofford, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, and others watched Jonah work out at DeLaSalle.