An improving young talent who will be a key reserve in the post... Will challenge for extended minutes as he gains experience... One of Kansas State's top defenders in the paint.
As A Freshman (2001-02 Season)
Played in 22 games, all as a reserve... Averaged just under a point in 7.7 minutes per game... Finished with a season-high eight points in just 10 minutes of work vs. Mississippi (Nov. 24)... Averaged 1.5 rebounds, including a season-best five vs. Gardner-Webb (Dec. 1)... Also credited with four boards against both Mississippi and Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 29)... Season-high block total came at Kansas (Feb. 27) with four.
Averaged 10 points and 7.0 rebounds a game in 20 minutes of action on a talented Fork Union Military Academy (Va.) team during 2000-01... Helped lead squad to a 21-5 record... Ranked among the top 50 centers in the nation by Bob Gibbons All-Star Report... Coached by Fletcher Arritt.
A three-year letterwinner at Holy Innocents Episcopal in Atlanta... Led Holy Innocents in rebounding and blocked shots as a senior... Also second on the team in scoring and steals... Earned honorable mention all-Fulton County and second-team North Fulton as a senior... Helped the Golden Bears reach to the state semifinals as both a junior and a senior... Coached by Rick Torbert.
Full name is Travis Carlson Canby... Born Sept. 3, 1981, in Atlanta, Ga.... Parents are Laird and Kathy Canby... Has two sisters, Rebecca, 16, and Loren, 11... Grandfather, Vern Schwertfeger, played basketball at Oklahoma State (then Oklahoma A&M) for Henry Iba in 1940... Likes to fish and write poetry in his spare time... Plans on majoring in biology and attending medical school following graduation.