Mountaineers in the Pros
Logan Routt Plays in First Overseas Game in Slovenia
The unusual ending to his senior season at WVU did not stop Cameron, W.Va. native Logan Routt from continuing his basketball career. Routt recently not only signed a professional overseas contract, but he has already seen playing time.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” Routt said in an interview with the Wheeling News-Register. “It’s a chance that I really never thought about having, especially when I first arrived at West Virginia, but I just continued to work hard and now I have the opportunity.”
Routt, 23, made his professional debut for the Slovenian professional basketball club KK Zlatorog Lasko. The team currently has Routt listed on its website as one of the starting five and is wearing No. 15.
While Mountaineer nation has been cheering for Routt’s success for the last four years, he took to social media to thank coach Erik Martin. Martin also posted on social media how proud he was of Routt.
“My guy played his 1st game overseas today,” Martin said on Twitter. “He earned this opportunity. Logan Routt is what the American dream is all about. Have dream, work your a** off to get it. God Bless son.”
My guy. Wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you!! You believed in me from the jump and I can’t thank you enough. https://t.co/aZ7KmBwsBm
— Logan Routt (@LoganRoutt9) August 28, 2020
Routt’s hard work has been evident since before he stepped on the court at the WVU Coliseum. In eighth grade, Routt had only played baseball and some football. Then after high school he came to WVU as an invited walk-on.
In his senior season, Routt scored a career-high nine points in the home victory over Texas and reached his 100th career game in a Mountaineer uniform.
“This means a lot to be able to represent other kids like me who are overlooked in small towns in West Virginia,” Routt said during his Life as a Mountaineer segment. “Anything is possible if you work hard enough and get put in the right situation. It’s been a crazy ride – a lot of highs and a lot of lows. I started from the bottom. I can really say that.”
Routt joins teammate and fellow 2019-20 senior, Chase Harler, in playing overseas.