Dante Exum

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Dante Exum
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born(1995-07-13) July 13, 1995 (age 18)
East Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High schoolThomas Carr College (Melbourne, Victoria)
Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)
 
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Dante Exum
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born(1995-07-13) July 13, 1995 (age 18)
East Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High schoolThomas Carr College (Melbourne, Victoria)
Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)

Dante Exum (born July 13, 1995) is an Australian basketball player. He is considered one of the best prospects for the 2014 NBA draft.[1][2]

Junior career[edit]

Exum played for the Keilor Basketball Association as a junior[3] and attended Lake Ginninderra Secondary College in Canberra where, in conjunction with, also attended the Australian Institute of Sport.

In April 2013, Exum participated in the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit for the World Select Team where he recorded 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in a 112-98 win over the USA Junior Select Team.[4][5] In October 2013, he graduated from Lake Ginninderra and had the option to enrol in college and play college basketball during the 2013–14 season, but he decided against it.[6]

Exum competed in the Australian National High School Basketball Championships held between December 2013 and January 2014, going on to lead his team to the eventual title.[7][8]

On January 28, 2014, it was announced that Exum signed with agents from Landmark Sports and that he will declare for the 2014 NBA draft.[9]

International[edit]

Exum played for Australia in the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.[10] Exum averaged 18.2 points and 3.8 assists over nine games at the 2013 FIBA U19 tournament, subsequently being named to the All-Tournament Team. He was also selected in the 2013 Boomers FIBA Oceania Championship squad where he played sparingly in both games.

Personal[edit]

Exum's father, Cecil, played college basketball at the University of North Carolina, a team which included Michael Jordan. He was drafted in 1984 by the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, and later settled in Australia where he played in the National Basketball League for the North Melbourne Giants, Melbourne Tigers and Geelong Supercats.[11]

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