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Now displaying: March, 2022
Mar 1, 2022

Perth young gun Luke Travers has gone from development player to solid contributor to potential NBA lottery pick in the past three years.

Stepping up his game, perimeter shooting and strength each season to now be a major part of the Wildcat's success, Luke joins Dan Boyce on the podcast to discuss his decision to play in the NBL over college, the people within the Perth Wildcats organisation helping him prepare for the NBA draft and lessons learnt along the way.

Topics include...

  • Snapping the Wildcats three-game losing streak with a win over Tasmania (1:00)
  • How the Perth Wildcats players view the JackJumpers roster who many fans refer to as Perth 2.0 (2:30)
  • Growing up in Rockingham and watching the Wildcats as a junior (3:30)
  • At what point as a junior did he feel he could play as a professional (6:00)
  • What led to him deciding he would attempt to reach the NBA via the NBL instead of college (7:30)
  • His first season with the Wildcats and takeaways from his "learning" year (8:30)
  • Winning an NBL championship in 2020 under bizarre circumstances due to COVID (13:00)
  • The differences playing for under Scott Morrison compared to Trevor Gleeson (16:00)
  • Mock Drafts and draft rankings how much attention does he give those types of things? (19:30)
  • Plans on improving his stock prior to the NBA draft (20:30)
  • Which players does Luke get along with the most off the court (21:30)
  • Players who have helped Luke with his development along the way (22:30)
  • What's the go with the haircut? (24:30)
  • His relationship with his Mum and Dad (26:00)
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Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Vic Law, Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley, Dusty Hannahs

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton, Donald Sloan

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Adonis Jordan, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Gary Ervin, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more.

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