" Bonjour mes amis,
As always, I would first like to thank the man upstairs for giving me the chance to reflect and share my journey with you all. My life has been extremely eventful since the last time we visited. Preseason is now over and we had our first official match this week. Between practice and my everyday living routine, I have to consistently stay busy and focused as it is easy to get distracted when you are a stranger in a beautiful location like Alsace, France.
During these last few weeks I have been spending a lot of time at our facility either training, watching our second team compete, or assistant coaching for our 15/under team. As a professional athlete I have realized it is important for me to be hands on with our community in a positive manner. I have learned to take pride in building relationships with the youth because it is vital for them to have positive role models.
I’ve never been one to log my daily activity via social media, so bear with me. Before I dive headfirst into the ins and outs of the world of professional basketball, let me give you a little background…
My name is Travis Warech and I love my job. To some, basketball is just a game, but to me (and those of us fortunate enough to call it work) it is much more. The game of basketball has taken me many places and these days I find myself in Germany, halfway across the world, chasing and living the dream of playing professionally that I’ve had since I was a kid. I spent last season with the Oettinger Rockets of Gotha, a team in the German Pro-A (2nd division). It was a great experience for me to live on my own: you really find out a lot about yourself living independently.
Bonjour à vous tous!
I want to start off, by giving thanks to the man upstairs for giving me an opportunity to share my awesome blessing and experience with you all during my first season in professional basketball. I am playing for Basket Club Gries Oberhoffen (BCGO), of the National 2 Federation Francaise De Basketball League (France) and couldn't be more excited.
I arrived in France on August 1st and so far I have nothing but positive things to say about the club, fans, teammates, area, and overall situation. BCGO as an organization has done a great job helping me get settled, in which is greatly appreciated by my family and I. Having support from my club has definitely helped the normal early homesickness, that is expect moving thousands of miles away from home.
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