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Travis Bader
Travis Bader

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Okemos, Mich.

High School:
Okemos

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190

Position:
Guard

Experience:
Communication

Twitter:
@DarthBader3



04/10/2014

BADER AND PETROS NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE

Oakland was 1 of 2 schools to place two players on the 6-member team.

04/10/2014

LEAGUE ANNOUNCES WINTER 2013-14 HONOR ROLL

OU led the league again with 14 student-athletes recognized to this list.

04/03/2014

BADER FINISHES RUNNER-UP AT 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP

The NCAA all-time record holder scored the most points through the first two rounds.

03/31/2014

BADER NAMED DIVISION I-AAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

The senior earns the distinction for the third consecutive season.

03/28/2014

BADER NAMED MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN

The senior is eligible for mid-major player of the year.

02/10/2014

Crunch Time on ESPN Radio

Travis Bader talks on 100.9 FM ESPN Radio

02/07/2014

730 AM

Travis Bader talks with Jack Ebling on 730 AM The Drive

02/06/2014

Cleveland State Game

Coach Kampe addresses the media after the men's basketball game vs Cleveland State

02/05/2014

College Basketball Nation

Travis Bader gets interviewed on Sirius XM Radio

02/03/2014

Shep in the Morning

Travis Bader talks with Matt Shepherd on Shep in the morning on WDFN 1130 AM

03/07/2014

No. 6 Oakland vs. No. 3 Wright State

Quarterfinal game of Horizon League Tournament

03/04/2014

Oakland-Youngstown State in HL Tourney

Golden Grizzlies hosted first-ever #HLMBB tournament game.

02/27/2014

Oakland Basketball Senior Night at the O'rena

Golden Grizzlies hosted Horizon League regular-season champion Green Bay.

02/21/2014

Oakland at UIC

Golden Grizzlies led by 21 points at the half in UIC Pavilion.

02/16/2014

Oakland vs. Wright State

Oakland dropped a 72-71 decision to Wright State inside the O'rena on Feb. 16.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AND STATS

Overview: Broke the all-time NCAA record with 504 3-pointers made and 1,246 threes attempted ... Tied the all-time school record with 137 games played ... Set single-season school records in 3-pointers made (147/T4 in NCAA history) and free-throw percentage (.943) in 2013-14 ... Ranked second in the country 3-pointers made per game (4.5) and free-throw percent as a senior ... Broke the school and Horizon League tournament record by going 18-for-18 from the free-throw line vs. Youngstown State (3/4/14) ... Three-time all-league performer ... Four-time Academic All-League honoree ... Finished 2nd all-time in school history with 2,351 points, most in Division I era ... Broke the all-time school record in free-throw percentage (.878) ... Reached double figures in 106 games ... Made a single-game school record 11 treys vs. IUPUI (1/24/13) ... Two-time Mid-Major All-American ... Freshman Mid-Major All-American ... Two-time NABC All-District first team honoree ...Earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in communications in five years at Oakland.

2013-14 BADER IN THE NEWS
2013-2014 HIGHLIGHTS
  • All-Horizon League first team
  • Broke school record with 147 3-pointers, 2nd-most in HL history and T4 in NCAA
  • NABC All-District first team
  • Led the country with 94.3 free-throw percent (164-for-174)
  • Ranked 2nd in the country with 4.5 3s made per game
  • Attempted a school record 360 treys, 2nd-most in league history
  • Ranked 2nd in the league with 20.6 points per game (16th in the NCAA)
  • Posted a league-high 18 20-point games, and ranked 2nd with 7 30-point contests
  • Broke HL tournament and OU record by going 18-for-18 from the line vs. Youngstown State (3/4/14) in opening round of tournament
  • Scored a game and season-high 39 points in the tourney game vs. YSU
  • Tied the tournament record with 25 free throws made in two games (25-for-26)
  • Led the Horizon League with 37.6 minutes per game (10th in the country)
  • Named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week (12/23) after making 21 of 36 threes vs. Illinois State (12/16), Eastern Michigan (12/21) and Robert Morris (12/22)
  • Went 10-for-13 from beyond the arc vs. Cleveland State (2/6), scoring a game-high 35 points; The 10 3-pointers ranks 3rd in league single-game history
  • Made 6 of 11 shots from long range to set the NCAA all-time record at Milwaukee (2/2)
  • Made game-tying late 3-pointers vs. Detroit (2/14) and at Valpo (2/9)
  • Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against ISU to record his first-ever double-double, adding 21 points
2012-2013 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Finalist for the Lou Henson award, given to the top mid-major player of the year
  • Mid-Major All-American
  • Named All-Summit League first team by league coaches and media
  • NABC All-District first team
  • Broke single-season school and league record with 139 3-pointers made
  • Led the country with 4.2 threes made per game
  • Finished 5th in the country with 22.1 points per game
  • Scored 730 points, 4th-best in school history
  • Made 179 free throws, 5th-most in school history
  • The 360 3-point attempts set a new league record
  • Named The Summit League Player of the Week (1/28), National Player of the Week by ESPN analyst Dick Vitale, and earned the Capital One Performance of the Week for his 47-point effort vs. IUPUI (1/24)
  • Made a school record 11 3-pointers in that game vs. the Jaguars
  • Converted at least one 3-pointer in 98 of 104 career games
  • Finished 9-for-16 from 3-point range vs. South Dakota State (2/9), tallying 31 points
  • Grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds at UMKC (2/16), adding 29 points
  • Went a career-best 13-for-14 from the free-throw line at Omaha (2/2), scoring 24 points
  • Posted a game-high 25 points on 6 of 12 long-range shooting at West Virginia (12/19)
  • Went 7-for-12 from 3 at Ohio (12/8), scoring a game-high 29 points
  • With OU trailing 69-67, drilled a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left to give the Golden Grizzlies the lead for good at Texas Southern (11/20)
  • Became the 31st player to go over 1,000 points in school history with 16 at Pitt (11/17)
2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS
  • All-Summit League honorable mention
  • Led The Summit League by making 3.4 treys per game, 3rd in the NCAA
  • Made at least one 3-pointer in 65 of 71 career games, 20 straight to end the season
  • Set single-game record with 10 3-pointers vs. South Dakota State (1/26)
  • Shot 44% from behind the arc in last 11 games (68-for-153)
  • Averaged 20 points per game over final 14 games
  • Posted 22 points on 4 of 10 long-range shooting at Utah State (3/25) in semifinals of CIT tournament
  • Reached double figures in 14 of 15 games to end the season
  • Played a career-high 46 minutes off the bench in a double-OT win at Western Illinois (2/4), finishing with 19 points
  • Finished a career-high 9 of 11 from the free-throw line and posted 21 points versus Ohio (12/3)
  • Dropped in 8 treys to score 28 points in the league opener versus South Dakota (12/1)
  • Dished out a career-high 6 assists in a career-best 40 minutes at Houston (11/22)
  • Scored a game-high 21 points with 7 3-pointers, finishing 7 of 14 at Arkansas (11/16)
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Named to the CollegeInsider.comMid-Major Freshmen All-America Team
  • Selected by The Summit League coaches and media to the All-Newcomer Team
  • Led the league with 2.7 3-pointers made per game, 44th in the country
  • Shot 44 percent from beyond the arc, sixth in The Summit League and ninth in the NCAA
  • Finished fourth in OU record book with 94 3-pointers made, tied for 13th in Summit League
  • His .443 three-point field goal percentage is fourth in school history
  • Reached double figures in 21 games
  • Strong collegiate debut, scoring 15 points and went 3-for-8 from beyond the arc at West Virginia (11/12)
  • Went 3-for-5 from deep and finished with 13 points at No. 14/9 Purdue (11/21)
  • Came off the bench for the first time this season against Southern (11/26), scoring 17 points
  • Tallied 17 points at No. 2 Ohio State (12/23), making a career-high seven field goals
  • Had 18 points and six rebounds versus IUPUI (1/6) in a career-high 37 minutes
  • Drained five 3-pointers in the second consecutive game versus Western Illinois (1/8), finishing with 15 points
  • Connected on 4 of 5 long-range shots versus Oral Roberts (1/27) to finish with 15 points
  • Tallied a career-high three steals versus Centenary (1/29), adding 16 points and five rebounds
  • Rallied OU late at IUPUI (2/5) with five 3-pointers in the second half to finish with 15 points
  • Gave OU its final lead of the game in the second half with a go-ahead 3-pointer (6:24) versus IPFW (2/12), finishing with 15 points
  • Bounced back from an 0-for-9 night versus North Dakota State (2/17) with a career-high 22 points and career-high six 3-pointers
  • Went 5 of 9 from beyond the arc to score 15 points and blocked a career-high two shots at UMKC (2/24)
  • Continued to play well versus South Dakota State (3/7), tallying 16 points in the semifinal game of the tournament
  • Made two 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 10 points versus No. 8/9 Texas in the NCAA tournament
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Two-year letterwinner under coach Dan Stolz
  • CAAC Blue Player of the Year as a senior
  • Lansing State Journal Player of the Year as a senio
  • Named team MVP after senior season
  • Two-time all-conference selection
  • All-State honoree in senior season, honorable mention as a junior
  • Finished second in the state in free throw percentage, shooting 92 percent as a junior
  • Helped lead team to CAAC Blue Conference and district championships in '09
  • Invited to play in Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) All-Star Festival in August 2009
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Earned master's degree in communcations (3.51 GPA)
  • Four-time Academic All-League honoree (3 in Summit League, 1 in Horizon League)
  • Four-time Academic Honor Roll selection
  • DI-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team in 2012 and '13
  • SENIOR CLASS Award and NABC All State Good Works Team candidate
  • NABC Honors Court (2012, '13)
  • National Honor Society in High School
  • CAAC All-Academic Team in High School
TOP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
  • Setting the all-time NCAA record with 504 3-pointers made during his career at Oakland.
PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Richard Travis Bader
  • Birthdate: July 2, 1991
  • Parents: Richard and Kathy
  • Father swam at Clemson from 1976-79, becoming the first Tiger swimmer to qualify for NCAA Championships, doing so in all four years
  • Father pent 8 seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at Michigan State under Tom Izzo before becoming an Assistant Athletic Director at MSU
  • Sisters: Christine and Kimberly
TOP THREE REASONS FOR CHOOSING OAKLAND
  • Basketball team and coaches
  • Great area for business connections
  • Campus
CAREER BESTS
POINTS
» 47 vs. IUPUI (1/24/13)
REBOUNDS
» 11 vs. Illinois State (12/16/13)
ASSISTS
» 6 at Houston (11/22/11)
FIELD GOALS
» 15 vs. IUPUI (1/24/13)
FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTS
» 24 vs. IUPUI (1/24/13)
3-PT. FIELD GOALS
» 11 (school record) vs. IUPUI (1/24/13)
3-PT. FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTS
» 18 (school record, 2 times), Last vs. Youngstown State (3/4/14)
FREE THROWS
» 18 vs. Youngstown State (3/4/14)
FREE THROWS ATTEMPTS
» 18 vs. Youngstown State (3/4/14)
STEALS
» 3 (10 times), Last vs. Wright State (3/7/14)
BLOCKS
» 2 (2 times), Last vs. Milwaukee (1/8/14)
MINUTES
» 46 (2 OT) at Western Illinois (2/4/12)
MISCELLANEOUS
» Double-Figure Scoring: 106
» 30-point Scoring: 13 | 20-point Scoring: 49
» 5 or more 3-pointers made: 50
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