Former KC star named OVC All-Newcomer

Kris Dobbins / THE FLARE || 17.2 Points  per game *Led team - 31st in nation in 3pt percentage - 40th in nation 3pt average per game - Season high 30 points against Southeast Missouri - 54th in nation for free throw percentage
Kris Dobbins / THE FLARE || 17.2 Points per game
*Led team
– 31st in nation in 3pt percentage
– 40th in nation 3pt average per game
– Season high 30 points against Southeast Missouri
– 54th in nation for free throw percentage

SHENIECE CHAPPELL
Sports Editor

Former KC basketball player Travis Betran has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference’s All-Newcomer Team.

Betran played for KC from 2010-2012. This is his first year playing for the Austin Peay State University Governors in Clarksville, Tenn. He is the leading scorer for the Governors, averaging 17.2 points per game. That is the best average since the 2008-09 season for the Governors.

“It was an honor to be chosen on the OVC team,” Betran said. “I was nominated for OVC newcomer of the week six times this season and each time felt great.”

Betran, a junior guard from Harlem, N.Y., scored in double figures in 27 of 31 games for APU. He scored 20 points or more in 11 of those games. His season-high of 30 points came in January against Southeast Missouri.

“When I started playing basketball in 10th grade one of the first things I was taught was to be a scorer,” he said.

Betran finished the season ranked 31 nationally in three-point shooting with a 41.2 percentage and 54 nationally with a 84.4 free-throw percentage.

Coming from a junior college Betran understands the hard work it takes to transfer to a university.

“My advice to junior college players is to compete all the time in every game and stay on top of your books because you never know who’s watching,” Betran said.