Rockingham basketballer named in Australia’s 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup squad
Rockingham basketballer Luke Travers’ stock continues to rise, with the Flames’ teen star today named in Australia’s 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup squad.
The Australian Emus qualified for the Under-19 World Cup, which will be held in Heraklion, Greece from June 29-July 7, by winning gold at last year’s Under-18 Asian Championships.
Travers is one of a handful of new names joining the 12 players who won the Under-18 Asian Championships, having impressed at last year’s FIBA Under-17 World Cup, with the Rockingham Flames in last season’s State Basketball League and in his time at the Australian Institute of Sport.
The squad will assemble for a four-day camp at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence from March 8-11, just a week out from the start of the SBL season.
Travers, considered a good chance of being picked up by a top US college by basketball insiders, averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 19.5 minutes per game last SBL season.
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