Dante Exum Draft Profile
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|Birthday (Age)||7/13/1995 (18)|
|Standing Reach||Body Fat||No Step Vert||Max Vert||Max Reach Vert||Lane Agility||3/4 Sprint|
|8'7"||6.4%||31.5 in.||34.5 in.||11'5.5"||10.75 sec||3.19 sec|
2013 FIBA U19 Stats
|Games (MPG)||PPG||APG (TOPG)||RPG||SPG||FGM/A (%)||3PM/A (%)||FTM/A (%)|
|9 (29.6)||18.2||3.8 (2.3)||3.6||1.7||6.0/13.4 (44.6%)||1.9/5.7 (33.3%)||4.3/7.1 (60.9%)|
According To The Experts:
Dante Exum is perhaps the draft's biggest wild card. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he learned the intricacies of the game from his father, Cecil, who emigrated from the United States in 1984 to play in the National Basketball League. While there, Cecil Exum played for the Melbourne Tigers, who at the time had current Sixers head coach Brett Brown on their staff as an assistant. Coincidentally, Dante Exum was a member of the Australian National Team's under-17 FIBA squad in 2012 when Brown was head coach of the Boomers.
Exum is one of most anticipated international prospects in recent memory, and it's easy to see why. At 6'6", he possesses the athleticism and skill set necessary to play both guard positions and has an advanced feel for the game that belies his age (18). Playing against the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Noah Vonleh, Julius Randle, and Aaron Gordon at last year's Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, he scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in just 22 minutes of action, helping lead the World team to a 112-98 win over the US squad.
“An adapt passer with speed to burn in the open floor, a great motor and an exceptionally high basketball IQ, the rest of the game comes easy to Exum. He plays with his head up, fills lanes on the break, and rebounds well for a guard. He's a versatile defender with great quickness, improving physical strength, and a team-first mentality." – DraftExpress.com
“Lightning quick combo guard with a deadly first step ... Plays an incredibly controlled and smooth game, especially considering he is routinely the quickest guy on the court ... Gets where he wants to off the dribble at will; has good ability to change direction ... Very positive reports about his leadership ability, strong character, and work ethic.” – NBADraft.net