Rockingham basketballer named in Australia’s 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup squad

Staff ReporterSound Telegraph
Luke Travers in action during last season's SBL semifinal with Perry Lakes.
Camera IconLuke Travers in action during last season's SBL semifinal with Perry Lakes. Credit: Stuart Horton

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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