APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Travis Betran, who averaged 16.6 points per game as a sophomore guard at Kilgore (Texas) College, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Austin Peay State University.
Betran (pronounced “bee-tran”), a a 6-3, 185-pound Harlem, NY, native, will have two seasons remaining, beginning in 2012-13, after recently completing his associate’s degree work at Kilgore.
In averaging nearly 17 points per outing, Betran shot 43 percent from the floor, including 38 percent (51 of 133) from three-point range. He not only is a good free throw shooter (74 percent), but also displays the ability to get to the free-throw line (111 of 151).
Betran also averaged 1.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game along with nearly a steal per contest.
“This is a guy who put up good numbers in a very tough league,” APSU coach Dave Loos said. “Fortunately for us, we had a scholarship available when he finished his course work here in August. Although there was a lot of interest in him for a lot of pretty good basketball schools, we were able to talking him into coming here.
“We think he is a real good sign. He is a guy who can score well and that is something that fits into what we need. After seeing our team in Canada we thought that Travis was a guy who could strengthen our team. “ said Loos.