Teenager’s scholarship dream

Busselton Freight ServiceBusselton Dunsborough Times

Teenager Travis Vogel has been named Busselton Freight Service’s rising sports star for December.

Recognised for his basketball prowess in the region, Vogel hopes one day to shoot hoops in the US and China.

Playing since he was 11 years old, Vogel has basketball in his blood.

Born to two past professional players, the teenager said he was taught skills from an early age which allowed him to play any position.

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“I was taught to dribble when I was younger and started playing inside as I grew up,” he said.

Vogel played SBL for the Slammers two years running and made it into the under-18s State country team last year.

Now looking to represent WA in the under-20s State team, Vogel hopes to hone his skills at home before applying for a basketball scholarship in the US. “I absolutely want to be a professional basketballer and travel the world,” he said.

“The sport is huge in China and I can definitely see myself playing there.” Vogel said he was looking to study while playing basketball and said he might pursue education after his athletic career.

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