June 15, 2009
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State men’s basketball Head Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that the Rams have added University of Minnesota transfer Travis Busch to their 2009-10 roster.
Busch, a 2009 academic all-Big Ten selection who played two seasons for the Golden Gophers, graduated this spring with a degree in communications and has one year of eligibility remaining. He was granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately, while pursuing a master’s degree in business at Colorado State and playing out his final season of eligibility with the Rams.
“We are excited to have Travis join us,” said Miles. “He is a person who values education, he’s got a dynamic personality, and he is a relentless basketball player. He will be a great fit for our program.”
Busch was the winner of the 2005 Minnesota Mr. Basketball award and spent one season at Cal-Poly before transferring to Minnesota after his freshman season. He sat out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer rules but then played in 50 games over the next two seasons and averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
“Travis has a wealth of experience at a high level and will make an impact on our program,” added Miles. “I expect he will step out of his role of a complementary player and into a leadership position on our team. He’s got the tools and work ethic to make big things happen for Rams basketball”
The 6-4, 220-pound forward faced off against the Rams last season in Minnesota’s dramatic win on Nov. 22 at Moby Arena as he tied his career high in rebounds (6) and set a career high in steals (3) in 23 minutes of action. Busch played in 30 of 33 games last season including 4 minutes of action in Minnesota’s first-round NCAA tournament game against Texas. He set a career high in points with 13 and added six rebounds on Dec. 20 against Louisville, who later advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.
Busch, a native of Mounds View, Minn., earned numerous player of the year honors in Minnesota following his prep career, which saw him become Mounds View High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,771 points. He averaged over 25 points during his senior season while scoring a school-record 890 points in one year. He earned all-state honors following his junior and senior seasons and was also a three-time all-conference selection.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Rams add top junior college PF Jackson
Colorado State men's basketball head coach Larry Eustachy announced that the Rams have signed New...
CSU's Avila invited to Portsmouth...
Colorado State senior forward J.J. Avila has been selected to compete at the prestigious...
CSU, UNI to meet in MW/MVC Challenge
The Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences announced Thursday an agreement to renew the...
CSU's Avila named to NABC All-District team
Colorado State senior forward J.J. Avila was named to the National Association of Basketball...
Men's basketball recap: Rams close record-break...
Colorado State's record-breaking season came to a close on Wednesday, falling to South Dakota...
Game notes: Rams host Jackrabbits in NIT opener
No. 1 seed Colorado State (27-5) hosts No. 8 seed South Dakota State (23-10) on Wednesday in the ...
CSU basketball earns at-large bid to 2015 NIT
The Colorado State men's basketball team will continue its record-setting season in the 2015...
Men's basketball recap: CSU falls in semis ...
The Colorado State basketball team fell in the semifinal round in the Mountain West Men's...