Update: The original announcement concerning Phil Cofer joining the Hawks for Summer League has been deleted by Florida State’s official basketball Twitter account. Atlanta has yet to announce its final Summer League roster.
The Atlanta Hawks will not release an official roster for the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League until closer to tip-off in the desert but names continue to emerge in advance of that announcement. On Tuesday, the official account of Florida State basketball broke the news that 23-year-old forward Phil Cofer will be joining the Hawks for Summer League play.
In addition, Darren Wolfson, who also first reported the addition of Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney to Atlanta’s Summer League squad, indicates that former Stanford and Kentucky forward Reid Travis will also be in attendance.
Minneapolis native (DeLaSalle HS) and former McDonald's All-American, and Stanford and Kentucky star Reid Travis will play for the Atl. Hawks in the Vegas summer league. Glad to hear that Reid's knee will be good to go in July. It really hampered him during the pre-draft process.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) June 23, 2019
Cofer, who graduated from Whitewater High School in Fayetteville (Ga.), was a five-year player at Florida State. The 6’8 forward connected on 37 percent of his three-point attempts over 133 games, with an ankle injury costing him much of the 2015-16 season and netting him an additional year of eligibility.
As for Travis, the former top-50 national recruit from Minnesota spent four years at Stanford — peaking as a near-20 point per game scorer in his final season — before transferring as a graduate to Kentucky. In one season under John Calipari, the 23-year-old Travis averaged 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while posting a 60.1 percent true shooting.
Cofer and Travis are projected to play alongside Omari Spellman, Jaylen Adams, Charlie Brown, Matt Mooney, Nick Ward and others on Atlanta’s team, with De’Andre Hunter and Bruno Fernando set to join the mix after trade machinations are complete.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available.