Dante Exum

Dante Exum (born 13 July 1995) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was considered one of the best prospects for the 2014 NBA draft. Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall.

Exum played for Australia in the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. 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 against New Zealand. In 2014, he competed for the Boomers in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup where he averaged 2.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in six games.

On 26 June 2014, Exum was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. On 11 July 2014, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz and joined them for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On 29 October 2014, he made his NBA debut, recording 5 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in a loss to the Houston Rockets. Three days later, he scored 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting beyond the arc in 18 minutes of action to help the Jazz defeat the Phoenix Suns. On 22 January 2015, he had a season-best game with 15 points and 5 assists in a 101–99 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He helped the Jazz to a 24–17 win/loss record in his 41 games a starter during the 2014–15 season, and was selected to compete in the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in New York.

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