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Travon Bryant
Travon Bryant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Jordan HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 244

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


OUTLOOK: Will team with Arthur Johnson for the fourth and final year as the post presence for Mizzou ... a talented forward who can be one of the toughest defenders in the league ... has the capability to challenge for All-Big 12 Honors ... presents matchup problems for bigger, slower forwards or smaller forwards ... can be a big- time finisher on the offensive end and is not afraid to get physical on the boards ... has one of the purest jump shots on the team and can step out and hit the three-point shot ... is a favorite in the media relations office.

2002-03 SEASON: Had a solid junior campaign averaging 8.9 points and 5.8 boards ... ranked fourth on the squad in scoring, second in rebounding, second in blocked shots and fourth in field goal percentage ... started 26 of the Tigers' 33 games ... was also extremely effective off of the bench averaging nearly 12 points per contest in the seven games he did so ... added a new found weapon to his offensive arsenal as he canned 18 three-point shots ... was huge in the Tigers' first round NCAA Tournament game with 13 points and six boards against SIU ... had the best game of his career against Kansas in the Big 12 semi-final equaling a career-high with 18 points while pulling down seven boards and handing out two assists ... also had two steals and two blocked shots while hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field against KU ... hit a game-winning nine-foot jump shot at the buzzer to beat Oklahoma State in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament ... was back in the starting lineup for the first time in four games and did not disappoint registering 13 points against Kansas ... also grabbed six boards against the Jayhawks ... scored a career-high 18 points and pulled down five boards against Iowa State ... was 5-of-8 from the field and 7-of-11 from the free-throw line against the Cyclones ... played one of the finest games of his career scoring 14 points and grabbing six rebounds off of the bench against Oklahoma ... also had two blocks against OU ... came off of the bench for the third time this season and scored 15 points while pulling down eight boards and rejecting four Kansas State shots ... hit a huge three with :23 left to tie the game against Texas A&M ... had nine points and five boards against the Aggies ... recorded 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Texas Tech ... was one of four Tigers to reach double figures in scoring against the Red Raiders ... reached double digits in rebounds for the second time this season against Colorado with 10 boards while also scoring eight points ... scored eight of his 10 points in the second half of the Tigers' win at Nebraska ... also had seven boards against the Huskers ... provide a major spark for the Tigers with seven points and three boards against Iowa State ... hit a huge 3-point basket with 6:25 left in the second half to begin a 13-0 run for the Tigers to seal the win for Mizzou against the Cyclones ... scored 11 points (5-of-6 from the field) and pulled down six rebounds against Centenary ... also had two blocked shots against the Gents ... was huge on the glass against Iowa pulling down four offensive rebounds and seven total rebounds in 25 minutes of action ... came off of the bench for the first time and recorded a career-high 14 points in just 16 minutes of action against Memphis ... was 6-of-13 from the field while pulling down six rebounds against the Tigers ... had three great dunks in the contest including the tally that gave the Tigers a 12-0 lead to start the contest with Memphis... recorded his first double-double of the season against UWGB with 12 points and 10 rebounds while registering a career-best four blocks ... registered 10 points and three rebounds against Austin Peay ... hit a career-best two 3-pointers on 4-of-6 shooting from the field in 22 minutes on the court.

2001-02 SEASON

Sophomore lefty forward whose continual development was a key in MU's late-season surge ... Started 25 of 36 games on the year, and averaged 6.3 PPG and 5.4 RPG, the latter of which was 2nd-best on the Tiger squad ... Averaged 7.8 PPG and 8.4 RPG in MU's last 5 games ... Led MU in rebounding in the NCAA Tournament (8.3 RPG), and avg. 6.3 PPG in the 4 games ... Closed with a strong 9-pt., 9-reb. outing vs. OU in the West Regional Final ... Notched his 1st career double-double in the opening-round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Miami, w/10 pts. & 11 rebs. ... Led the team in shooting on the season (57.6% FGs) ... Had 14-pt. (career-high) and 9-reb. outing March 8 vs. Texas ... 4 of his career-high 7 baskets vs. UT were off offensive rebounds ... Had 8 pts. & 6 rebs. Feb. 25 vs. OSU ... Opened the game w/ a dunk off a feed from fellow big man Arthur Johnson, and had 2 big 2nd-half buckets on offensive putbacks ... Had an outstanding all-around performance Feb. 23 at Colorado, with 10 pts., 5 rebs., 3 asst. & 2 steals ... Hit career-best 2-of-2 from 3-pt. range, and emerged as a long-range threat (6-of-13 3FGs on the year [46.2%]) ... Returned to starting lineup at Texas Tech Feb. 20 after coming off the bench his previous 2 games, and responded w/6 pts. and 10 rebs. ... Had 5 pts. and 5 rebs. Feb. 17 vs. Texas, including a big offensive putback w/2:02 left to pull MU to within 1 pt. (70-69) ... Turned in effective 8-pt., 8-reb. outing Feb. 13 at Nebraska in just 14 minutes ... Had a solid 7-pt., 6-reb., 3-asst. game at Baylor Feb. 9 ... Hit 1-of-2 3-pt. FGs on the night, and looked confident offensively ... Foul trouble limited his playing time, and the Tigers lost most of their 14-pt. 1st-half lead with him sitting ... Had early foul trouble Feb. 6 vs. ISU, but came back to post 4 pts., 4 rebs. (all offensive) and 2 blocks to provide a big spark in MU's comeback win ... Both of his buckets were offensive putbacks, and the last one was a huge play that came with 2:11 left and gave MU a 70-68 lead ... Had a productive 8-pt., 5-reb., 2-block outing Jan. 26 vs. KSU in 14 minutes before fouling out ... Led MU w/5 rebs. Jan. 21 at OU ... Was re-inserted into starting lineup Jan. 12th at KSU, and ended with 5 pts., 3 rebs., 2 asst. and 1 block before fouling out in 20 minutes of play ... Had 11 pts. Jan. 2 vs. Coppin State, on a perfect 5-of-5 FGs ... Gave MU inspired play in the 2nd half of DePaul game, and helped Tiger comeback to tie game after trailing by 13 early in the half ... Scored on an offensive putback vs. DePaul and grabbed 6 rebs. and caused numerous jump balls before fouling out ... Had a 9 pt.-outing Dec. 15 vs. #15 Iowa ... Had 7 pts. in the 1st half, and kept a struggling Tiger team in the ballgame early on ... Also ended game with a career-high 4 blocks ... Had 9 pts. and 8 rebs. Dec. 6 vs. Southern in 16 minutes of play ... Earned his 1st career start Dec. 2 at Saint Louis, and was limited to 12 minutes due to foul trouble .. Still contributed with 6 pts. and 3 rebs. in his limited time ... Made 26-of-51 FTs on the year (51.0%), after making just 28.1% last season.

2000-01 SEASON

Joined the Tigers prior to Dec. 21st game with Illinois, and gave the Tigers solid play inside off the bench ... Was behind his teammates from a conditioning standpoint when he reported, and he battled that all season ... Showed glimpses of his star potential at times, and saw action in 24 games, averaging 3.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg in 13.2 minutes per game ... Numbers were up slightly to 3.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in Big 12 play ... Ranked 2nd on Tiger squad with a season field goal percentage of 48.5% ... Played limited minutes in Big 12 Tournament (5 vs. A&M & 4 vs. Oklahoma), but was efficient in OU contest, pulling down 4 rebounds in 4 minutes of action ... Was shut out March 4th at #10 Kansas, after scoring 4 pts. in each of previous 4 games ... Had 4 pts. vs. OU on Feb. 19th (2-4 FGs) in 10 minutes off the bench ... Had 4 pts. at A&M and added 5 rebs. and 2 assists in 12 minutes ... Ranked 15th in Big 12 league games with 0.75 blocked shots per game ... Had 5 rebs., 3 blocks & 3 pts. at OSU ... Gave Tigers big boost off the bench vs. KU (Jan. 29), with 4 pts. & 5 rebs. in 9 minutes ... Played 21 minutes at Nebraska (Jan. 24) and was MU's most productive big man, with 6 pts. (3-of-3 FGs) & 4 rebs. in 21 minutes ... Had strong two-game showing at CU and vs. ISU, averaging 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in pair of Tiger wins ... Shot 72.7% from the floor in the two contests, making 8-of-11 FGs ... Had 9-pt., 6-reb. outing vs. ISU ... Played career-high 31 minutes vs. Cyclones, and was perfect 3-of-3 FGs on the day and added career-best 3 blocks ... Had breakthrough performance earlier in the week at CU, with career-high 12 pts. and 9 rebs. vs. the Buffs ... Hit 5-of-8 FGs on the night, and added 1 assist and 1 block in efficient 15 minutes ... Was held to 3 pts. at Kansas State (1-of-6 FGs), but added a career-high 12 rebounds in the game, including 5 of the offensive variety ... Played 3 minutes vs. the Illini in Tiger debut ... Came to MU in December from Maine Central Institute, where he played a semester while gaining his eligibility.

IN HIGH SCHOOL

Was a McDonald's All-American at Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan High, where he averaged 23 pts. and 16 rebs. a game as a senior ... Was named CIF 1-AA Player of the Year, and was a Wooden Award winner in 1-AA, as well ... Averaged 18.2 points a contest as a junior ... Team went 22-9 as a senior, 26-7 as a junior, and 19-10 as a sophomore ... Selected Missouri over California and Kansas, among others ... Is the 1st McDonald's All-American to play at MU since Travis Ford (1989-90) ... Scored 7 points and added 2 steals and 1 block in 14 minutes in the McDonald's All-Star Game ... Also played in the Dada All-Star Classic ... Earned All-Tournament honors at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, averaging 16.6 points a game ... Averaged 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds a game at the USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival ... Scored 21 points in the all-star game of the Rim Rattler Camp.

PERSONAL

Full name - Travon Levar Bryant ... Lists hobbies as music, computers and video games ... Mother -- Sabra Bryant ... Older brother D'Cean played basketball at Long Beach State ... High school coach -- Ron Massey ... Born Feb. 5, 1983 in Cerritos, Calif. ... Has plans to major in Communications with an emphasis in marketing, and holds a career goal of becoming the CEO of his own marketing firm.

THE BRYANT FILE

SeasonG-GSMINMPGFG-AFG%3FG3FG%FT-AFT%REBAVG.PF-DASTTOBSSTPAVG.
2000-0124-031613.232-66.4850-0.0009-32.281833.557-01020147733.0
Big 1216-024915.627-58.4660-0.0007-25.280704.444-01014125613.8
2001-0236-2566918.698-170.5766-13.46226-51.5101935.4114-6215020302286.3
Big 1216-1229418.439-71.5495-8.62513-23.565865.453-31324810966.0
2002-0333-2684725.7115-240.47918-50.36046-82.5611935.8103-5365340282948.9
Big 1216-1141425.962-124.50013-27.48120-37.541935.849-2141818101579.8
TOTAL93-51183219.7245-476.51524-63.38181-165.4914695.0274-116712374655956.4
Big 1248-2395719.9128-253.50618-35.51440-85.4712495.2146-5375638253146.5
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