Monday, December 31, 2007

Travis Garrison Signs in Spain

Travis Garrison (2002-06) has left his team in Korea to join the Alerta Cantabria Lobos of Spain's LEB Gold Division. The LEB is Spain's second tier pro league, a step below the ACB. The LEB has three divisions, of which Gold is the highest level. One blog that posts team news says this about the new acquisition (translation):
Alerta Cantabria has signed American pivot-wing Travis Garrison. He will have a one month trial, and his stay in Santander, the capital of Cantabria, depends his performance during this period.

The team has found the piece that has been missing since the beginning of the season. The recruitment of Travis Garrison is intended to achieve a balance in the inside game: a pivot-wing with the ability to get open and score.

While he is not a player who will carry the team on offense, the American will help to improve the team's collective game. Also, with his recruitment, there will be a player capable of defending smaller pivots, who usually cause big problems for the team.

Born on April 20, 1984, he is a pure four, with a height of 203 centimeters, and played at the University of Maryland, where he graduated averaging just over ten points and six rebounds per game during the 32 games his final season. After his passage through the Los Angeles Defenders, Maryland Nighthawks, and Great Falls Explorers this year, he tested his fortunes with the Seoul SK Knights of the Korean league.

An admirer of Michael Jordan, this will be his first experience on the European continent, where he will occupy the space left vacant with the departure of Romeo Travis.

Maybe "pivot" was supposed to translate as "center"? I see it come up in translations so often now, I've started thinking of "pivot" as a legitimate position, like saying "wing" instead of "small forward".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG i can't believe there is a blog about this.