Reid Travis (Photo: Chris Coduto, Getty)

Reid Travis, this year’s best transfer, is enrolling at Kentucky, he announced.

Travis announced May 30 that he was leaving the Stanford program and would pursue a graduate transfer season. Shortly after the news broke, Kentucky, according to 247Sports sources, emerged as the favorite to land Travis.

Travis graduated from Stanford this past weekend. He will be eligible to play for John Calipari this coming season. Travis began a visit with the Wildcats late Monday evening and is expected to enroll this week. 

The addition gives Kentucky an immediate presence in the paint. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward had a tremendous redshirt-junior year, averaging 19.6 point and 8.7 rebounds a game. Travis made 250 field goals on the season and made nearly 53-percent of his shot attempts. Travis was third in the Pac-12 in both points and rebounds.

It’s been quite the offseason for Kentucky. The Wildcats reeled in five-star high school recruits Ashton Hagans and E.J. Montgomery in early April. Hagans eventually reclassified to 2018. Then on Monday nabbed arguably the best transfer of the offseason.

Adding Travis gives Kentucky a boost to their frontcourt, and is particularly good news for Kentucky fans with the losses of Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel to the NBA Draft.

Travis joins Montgomery, and sophomores P.J. Washington and Nick Richards to make up their frontcourt options.