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Travis Munnings To Begin Pro Basketball Career In France

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Travis Munnings in action.

By RENALDO DORSETT

Tribune Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

TRAVIS Munnings is set to begin his pro basketball career in France.

The former ULM Warhawk reached an agreement with ADA Blois Basket 41 of the France - ProB League yesterday.

Blois finished last season ranked No.7 in the standings and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs following a sweep at the hands of Rouen Metroploe.

He becomes the latest Bahamian national team member to join a French club in recent years following Kino Burrows, Dominick Bridgewater, Zane Knowles, Jonathan Augustin-Fairell and Michael Carey.

Munnings was invited to pre NBA Draft workouts with the Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves last month before eventually going undrafted.

He also participated in Impact Basketball Pro Day in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Once you get that one phone call it will probably give other teams interest," Munnings said of receiving each opportunity. "It makes other teams think 'where has this guy been?' and it creates more opportunities. It's a blessing."

Munnings concluded his four-year Warhawks career and reached several milestones as a senior. He concluded his NCCA career with a hot shooting month of March where he averaged 20.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game with two double doubles and made at least five three pointers in four games.

As a senior, he averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game on 44 per cent shooting from the field and 36 per cent from three-point range.

After testing the market last spring and facing evaluation from scouts and coaches, Munnings withdrew from the NBA Draft and decided to return to the Warhawks for his final year of eligibility.

As a junior, he averaged 15.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He was previously honoured as Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection and won Sun Belt Player of the Week on several occasions.

As a freshman, he averaged 7.2 points and 5.4 rebounds and increased those numbers to 13.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

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