News

NEWS

Travers Outperforming Fellow Draft Hopefuls

Perth Wildcats star Luke Travers is entering tomorrow’s NBA Draft full of confidence after a strong showing at team workouts.

After competing at the G-League Elite Camp, Travers worked out with eight NBA teams including Minnesota, Cleveland, Sacramento, Dallas, Indiana, Phoenix, Golden State and the LA Clippers.

The 20-year-old has told The West Australian he outplayed numerous other highly rated draft prospects, pointing to the experience he gained by playing in the NBL as a major advantage.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL NBLxNBA DRAFT PREVIEW

“I’ve worked out with pretty much every player rated between 20-40 and I think I’ve not only held my own but somewhat outperformed them at the same time,” Travers said.

“Being around professional basketball for three years is an advantage I have, and I think my IQ is one of my strengths that really showed out.

“There’s only six of us in each workout and you don’t really have too much structure, so you’ve got to go on the fly. My IQ stood out in that aspect and my versatility as well.”

Travers is ranked as the 55th best prospect in the draft by former Memphis Grizzlies basketball operations vice president, and The Athletic analyst, John Hollinger.

As NBA teams keep their cards close to their chest, Travers admits he has no insight on if he will be a late draft selection.

“I just have to go in hoping. I’m not expecting too much at this point. I know it’s still a bit of a long shot. But I’d love to hear my name called. We will just have to wait and see what happens,” Travers said.

The NBA Draft is on tomorrow at 9:30am AEST live on ESPN.

NEWS

Jack White Joins Denver for Summer League

2 days ago

NEWS

“Speechless” Travers Explains NBA Draft Emotions

2 days ago

NEWS

3 NBL Players Selected in NBA Draft

2 days ago

NEWS

Luke Travers Drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers

2 days ago

NEWS

Hugo Besson Drafted by Bucks

2 days ago

NEWS

Dieng to Start NBA Career in OKC

2 days ago

NEWS

JackJumpers Sign Milton Doyle

3 days ago

NEWS

Wildcats to “Move Quickly” on New Coach

3 days ago

NEWS

Scott Morrison to Depart Wildcats for Family Reasons

3 days ago

ANALYSIS

2022 NBLxNBA Draft Preview

4 days ago

LaMelo Ball Leads Hawks, Taipans Beat Bullets Again

16 September 2019

Fourth Place Frustration for Boomers in China

15 September 2019

FIBA World Cup Bronze Medal Game | Australia v France Preview

15 September 2019

Prather Shines In United's Big Win, Taipans Smash Bullets

14 September 2019

Starting Five: World Cup Heartbreak

14 September 2019

Spain Again Breaks Boomers Hearts in Double OT

13 September 2019

Watch Live | Illawarra Hawks vs Melbourne United

13 September 2019

FIBA World Cup Semi-Final | Australia v Spain Preview

13 September 2019

Starting Five: Boomers Two Wins from Gold

12 September 2019

Australia Advance to World Cup Final Four

12 September 2019

NBL Partners

Naming Rights
Major Partners
Broadcast & Media Partners
Profile Partners
Suppliers
Associates