A Perth Wildcats young gun is joining the Cougar Family in 2020.

The Cockburn Basketball Association men’s State Basketball League program has made it’s first splash this off-season, adding exciting 6-foot-7 Luke Travers to the family.

At just 18 years old, Travers has already represented Australia at the Under-17 World Championships, been a scholarship holder at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, was invited to the Nike All-Asia camp and NBA Academy games, won three medals for Western Australia at State Team level, and was the 2019 Most Improved athlete in the SBL.

Head Coach of CBA men’s program Andrew Cooper knows this is an exciting time for the collective Cougar Family.

“LT is clearly one of Western Australia’s brightest prospects,” he said.

“The move to the Cougar Family will allow him to further develop his game and assist him in achieving his goals.

“Luke is an exceptional talent, but more importantly, an outstanding young man who ticks all the boxes when it comes to our club’s core values.

“He adds another element to an already talented group of young players, and it makes a very exciting future for Cougar basketball.

“Choosing Cockburn as his home is a fantastic outcome for all involved.”

While the focus for Travers remains firmly on the current NBL season with the Perth Wildcats, he is excited for the challenge of the 2020 SBL season.

“I couldn’t be more ready to join the Cougar Family,” Travers said.

“Gav, Jaarod and the wider group have reached out already, so to be alongside them in a big year for Cockburn is going to be a lot of fun.”

With another piece of the puzzle in place, the Cougar Family is growing in time for 2020.