Interesting in the Summer League with the Cavaliers, where he averaged 6.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 against in five games, Luke Travers had become one of the darlings of Las Vegas, both in his game and by her imposing hair which floated in the wind.
However, NBA fans will have to wait to see the 20-year-old fullback/winger on the Big League boards, as the 56th pick in the last Draft will play next season at home in Australia.
“Luke is under contract with us. He will be back. It’s done »explained Danny Mills, the GM of the Perth Wildcats, where Luke Travers has been evolving since 2019. “The reason why they (The knights) recruited him was to develop him overseas and keep him here. Luke Travers will be with the Wildcats next season. »
During the last campaign, Luke Travers averaged 7.8 points (42% success), 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 against in the Australian championship, in 22 minutes per game.
But his role has been growing for three seasons and Danny Mills is counting on him to become a major player in his team next season. Before perhaps joining the NBA in stride…
“He looked very confident (during the Summer League) and what’s most exciting for us is that over the past three months, the experience and development and exposure that he’s had, in a different basketball universe, he can now bring back to Perth. We’re really excited. »