Dante Exum is legitimately a “son of a gun” with his father Cecil Exum winning an NCAA championship with North Carolina (in 1982), being drafted by Denver in 1984 and playing 197 games in the NBL.
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Dante Exum holds the record for being the youngest Australian to ever play in the NBA (18 years old).
He was the youngest ever player to be involved in the men’s national team squad (15 years old).
The talented young guard’s rookie season was polarising to say the least with many NBA analysts unsure about what he could potentially do by the time his career has ended. This is easily showcased by the fact he had 14 double-digit scoring games and 11 games where he didn’t manage a point.
Despite Exum’s is a tenacious defender with some amazing physical gifts, one being the 6’9 wingspan he possesses despite being only 6’6 tall.
Dante Exum is the next big thing for Australian basketball fans, he possesses the raw talent which was promising enough for the Utah Jazz to make him a top 5 pick despite having seen little more of his game than an international junior tournament and a mix tape.
No matter the length or success of his NBA journey Exum is set to become a decade-long linchpin of the Australian national team and no doubt a huge reason why the Boomers are on pace to record their first Olympic old medal.