The Perth Wildcats have signed versatile West Aussie, Luke Travers, as a development player for the 2019/20 NBL season.
The 17-year-old is one of Australia’s most sort-after prospects, bringing elite athleticism and the ability to play multiple positions to the Wildcats squad.
A product of the Basketball WA high-performance program and the Rockingham Flames, Travers has represented Australia at the international level throughout his junior career.
At last year’s FIBA Under-17 World Cup in Argentina, he was one of Australia’s best, averaging 12.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists
He was part of Australia’s Gold Medal-winning Under-16 Asia Cup side in 2017, contributing 11.2 points and 7.4 boards.
Playing alongside newly signed Wildcats rookie Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, Travers also helped break a 17-year drought for WA, winning gold at the 2018 Under-18 National Championships.
Despite his age, he averages 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in the SBL playing for the Rockingham Flames alongside recently retired Perth Wildcats vice-captain, Greg Hire.
Luke Travers will join the Perth Wildcats in a full-time capacity at the conclusion of his schooling in September.