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Houston Rockets | #5 | Guard









6'5" | 214lb | 26 years

Player Bio

Exum was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1995. He's got athletic genes. His father Cecil won an NCAA National Championship at the University of North Carolina -- where he played with the likes of Michael Jordan and James Worthy -- in 1982. Dante spent his formative years learning the game at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, the same school that taught Australian NBA stars Matthew Dellavedova and Andrew Bogut. Like Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker before him, Exum received an invitation to the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit, an important exhibition game for international players to get exposure to NBA scouts. He dominated there, scoring 16 points on just eight shots in addition to two steals and two assists. Since joining the NBA, Exum has been an active member of his community, sponsoring events for charity and wellness. Exum took part in the first Basketball Without Borders event in Australia in June 2016 along with Joe Ingles and other NBA players. He also sponsors Exum Elite, a Utah area AAU program that he established in tandem with the Utah Prospects AAU Program. You can follow Exum on Twitter and Instagram (@Daanteee).