2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
In his fourth season as a member of the Seminole men’s basketball team and at the beginning of the 2019-20 season has two years of eligibility remaining…a member of three NCAA Tournament teams – the second round in 2017, the Elite Eight in 2018 and the Sweet 16 in 2019…has played in three NCAA Tournament games in his career — two in 2018 (against Missouri and Gonzaga) and one in 2019 (against Murray State)…joined the Seminoles in the fall of 2016…earned playing time for the first time in his career in five games as a redshirt freshman during the 2018 season…played in a career-high six games as a redshirt sophomore during the 2018-19 season…an outstanding teammate who is one of the most coachable student-athletes on Florida State’s roster…has helped Florida State to a .729 overall winning percentage (78-29) and 37 ACC wins in the first three seasons of his career…his strengths include his high basketball IQ, his ability to break down defenses with his ball handling and his extremely accurate outside shooting… adds depth and experience at the guard position and helps the Seminoles prepare for the rigors of the season…traveled with the Seminoles to Jamaica during the summer of 2017 and gained a great deal of playing experience…is one of two left-handed players on the Seminoles’ roster which also features left-handed guard Anthony Polite…played at very high levels throughout his prep career which has helped him become a very competitive player…named to the 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll…awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the Seminole coaching staff at the 2017 Florida State Basketball Honors Banquet…earned the Unsung Hero Award for the second consecutive season as a member of Florida State’s Scout team — the Green Vipers — at Florida State’s 2018 Honors Banquet…earned the award for being an integral part of the Green Team Vipers at the Seminoles’ team banquet in 2019.
Averaged 0.0 points, 0.0 rebounds and 0.2 steals while playing a career-high six games as he helped Florida State reach the NCAA Tournament for the third time in his career…the Seminoles advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in his career during his redshirt sophomore season…helped Florida State to a 28-9 overall record, to a 13-3 record in ACC play, to a fourth place finish in the ACC standings, to the third appearance in school history in the ACC Tournament Championship game and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…earned playing time in a career-high six different games – victories over Florida, Southeast Missouri, at Syracuse, Wake Forest, at Georgia Tech and against Murray State in the NCAA Tournament…playing time came against three teams – Florida, Syracuse and Murray State – who all played in the NCAA Tournament in 2019…helped Florida State to six victories over nationally ranked teams including No 2 and National Champion Virginia in his third season as a Seminole…first career steal came in Florida State’s victory at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse…playing time in an ACC for the first time in his career in Florida State’s victory over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome (Feb. 5)…playing time in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…playing time in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb 16)…one minute of playing time in Florida State’s 90-62 victory over Murray State in the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn…the victory over the Racers sent the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season (March 23).
Averaged 1.2 points and 0.2 rebounds in five games as he helped the Seminoles reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament…playing time came for the first time in his career in Florida State’s victory over Fordham in the 2017 Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…earned playing time in Florida State’s victory over The Citadel (Nov. 24) and against Southern Miss (Dec. 21) with both game coming at the Donald L. Tucker Center…scored the first two baskets of his career – both were 3-pointers – in the Seminoles’ 98-45 win over Southern Miss…consecutive field goals made for the Seminoles against the Golden Eagles gave Florida State a 93-41 lead with 2:11 left to play and a 96-41 lead with 1:48 remaining in the game…playing time in the NCAA Tournament came in victories over both Missouri in the first round and against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16…helped the Seminoles defeat the No. 8 Tigers, 67-54 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (March 16) and top the No. 4 seeded Bulldogs, 75-60, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 22).
A redshirt season…practiced and traveled with the team throughout the year…one of the Seminoles’ top practice players who often emulates the opponent’s best shooter in practice…helped Florida State to a No. 3 Seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament to tie the highest seed in school history…Florida State defeated Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 16, 86-80)…helped Florida State to a 26-9 overall record and a 12-6 record in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 12-6 overall record allowed them to finish in second place in the ACC standings and tied the school record for ACC wins in a single season…the Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 6 nationally during the season.
Averaged 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 18 games played…shot .420 percent from the field, .430 percent from the 3-pont line, and .730 percent from the free throw line…totaled a season-high 30 points against Victory Rock and 20 points against D.M.E. Academy.
Graduated from Montverde Academy in 2015…was a member of the Eagles’ prep team coached by former North Carolina shooting guard Dante Calabria…totaled a season-high 26 points against Victory Rock.
Attended the school during his sophomore, junior and the first semester of his senior year season…the school is located in Alexandria, Va. …averaged 6.4 points in 24 games as a member of the varsity team as a sophomore in 2013 and averaged 5.2 points in 21 games as a junior in 2014.
Attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. as a freshman during the 2010-11 season…was a member of the freshman basketball team during his one season as a member of the Eagles’ program.
Born June 14, 1996…Travis is the son of Sandra and George Light…his father played basketball at Hampden-Sydney in 1986…an older sister, Jordan, played basketball at American University (2014-17)…a member of the academic Honor Roll throughout his high school career…has trained for over 10,000 hours with Reginald Kitchen…major is Business Management.