Prospect Profile: Dante Exum
In-depth look at the draft prospect from Australia
"Around this time (last year) I didn't think I could go into the NBA Draft," Exum said. "After my world championship and having coaches advise me and saying I was in the projected top five, it kind of made me realize I've got a good chance to be in a great draft class and get to my dream straight away."
|6'5"||190||6'6.75"||Guard||Lake Ginninderra College||East Melbourne, Australia|
2013-14: As a high school senior, trained and lived at Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) and attended Lake Ginninderra College. In December at the Australian Schools Championship (ASC) for Lake Ginninderra, averaged 26.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists in six contests. Helped team to a title and captured MVP honors. Shot 39.8 percent overall and 32.8 percent from three. Recorded a triple-double vs. Launceston with 27 points, 11 boards and 10 assists. Had 37 points, 12 boards and seven assists vs. Concordia as he rallied his team back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth. Had 20 points (6-23 FGs, 4-13 3s) and 15 assists in gold medal game vs. Scots College. Also participated in the state regionals.
- 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship
Great blend of size, skill and athleticism at the lead guard position. Talented scorer and penetrator. Quick with the ball and pushes tempo. Acrobatic finisher. Gets teammates involved.
"Exum's first public appearance in the U.S. since the Nike Hoop Summit last year drew a lot of buzz. Exum did not participate in the drills portion of the event, but he did go through the athletic testing, interviews and medicals. Exum tested well in the athletic portion. While his vertical jump was middle of the road, he measured as one of the fastest and quickest athletes there. Given his measurements (6-foot-6 with a 6-10 wingspan), that's going to help his cause."
"Exum is the biggest mystery of the lottery. But at this point he's probably too talented for a franchise in big need of a point guard to pass on."
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