BROKEN BOW – Broken Bow High School senior Travis Kleeb signed his letter of intent to play basketball for Hastings College on Thursday, March 17.
Kleeb, a multi-year starter for the Indians, said he always hoped he would be able to continue his basketball career.
“Basketball was, for the most part, always my favorite sport, and I wanted to see if I could,” Kleeb said. “I went to Hastings and I found out that it would work to work on taking it to the next level, so I decided to give it a go.”
Hastings College assistant coach Chip Bahe said work ethic is what drew them to recruiting Kleeb.
“He just sticks out like a sore thumb with his work ethic. He’s got real good quicks, I think above average strength that, maybe putting on a little maturity and a college frame will go a long ways for him,” Bahe said. “His confidence that he shows, his quickness with the ball in his hands, those types of things. He’s just a great kid. That’s probably the biggest things, is his work ethic and he’s just a wonderful kid.”
Former Broken Bow head coach and current assistant coach Ryan Wetovick believes Kleeb has the abilities to be successful at the next level.
“Just his work ethic. Great kid on and off the floor. I see him every day in the classroom, he works with kids and does a good job, then on the court he’s an extreme competitor,” Wetovick said. “He’s a hard worker, always looks to get better, studies film. He watches film of himself, film of his opponents. He’s always asking questions of how to improve his game. Just an overall really hard worker and great player.”
Travis is the son of Justin and Teresa Kleeb. He plans to major in Physics while at Hastings College.