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Dante Exum Thread 

Post#1 » by qwerty7 » Mon Dec 9, 2013 7:39 pm

Thought i create a thread for all news, videos, highlights, rumors etc... for Dante Exum.

I'll start.

im pretty high on the kid. Hope he declares and becomes successful as Australian Basketball needs him to do well to re-ignite the sport in Australia.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AZ_btHgIes[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoE0eovtqgA[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBpvwypNyJQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpU98SDd46o[/youtube]
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Post#2 » by Jazzfan12 » Mon Dec 9, 2013 8:12 pm

Are there any youtube links to full games from the FIBA u19 games he played in?
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Post#3 » by qwerty7 » Mon Dec 9, 2013 9:00 pm

Jazzfan12 wrote:Are there any youtube links to full games from the FIBA u19 games he played in?


Here's the only full game i could find on Youtube. I think commentary is in Spanish though. If anyone else has a link to other games please share.

Maybe you guys can anaylze what you think his strengths and weaknesses are from this video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMAhDKEo9wM[/youtube]
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Post#4 » by qwerty7 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:10 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNRGoik0q58[/youtube]
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Post#5 » by TheSuzerain » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:21 pm

So....what has Exum been doing lately?

Just hanging out at the Opera House?
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Post#6 » by Avalanche » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:31 pm

Just finished the Australian Schools Championship

Averaged 27/8 and his team won the grand final

It's not the greatest competition, but there was nothing to fault him on... assume he will go back to the AIS (Institute of Sport) for the time being to continue training for whatevers next
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Post#7 » by LloydFree » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:48 am

A few things I would love to know when Exum declares: Will teams demand that he workout against the other top guards? Will he allow himself to be seen against the top guards?

I would really love to see how Exum, who is currently playing against Australian HS kids, will look against superior athletes like Smart, Lavine and Semaj Christian. They should put those workouts on television.
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Post#8 » by TheSuzerain » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:02 am

LloydFree wrote:A few things I would love to know when Exum declares: Will teams demand that he workout against the other top guards? Will he allow himself to be seen against the top guards?

I would really love to see how Exum, who is currently playing against Australian HS kids, will look against superior athletes like Smart, Lavine and Semaj Christian. They should put those workouts on television.

I know at least one team releases workout footage.

Because I remember Mason Plumlee failing miserably when he tried to throw the ball off the backboard and dunk on a defender.
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Post#9 » by doordoor123 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:59 am

Can't he declare for the draft, try out with the teams to see what everyone says and decide if he actually wants to join the draft or go to college? Isn't that was Dario Saric did?
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Post#10 » by qwerty7 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:24 pm

doordoor123 wrote:Can't he declare for the draft, try out with the teams to see what everyone says and decide if he actually wants to join the draft or go to college? Isn't that was Dario Saric did?


If Exum declares he is a lock to go top 10 and probably top 5 in next years draft....Saric was different as he wanted to see if he wanted to see how his draft stock was...probably wanted to go lottery.
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Post#11 » by qwerty7 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:26 pm

as per Wiretap:

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/231158/Dante-Exum-To-Visit-Indiana-North-Carolina-Kentucky-Michigan-Oregon

Will Exum declare? if he doesnt which College will be the best fit? or which college needs him the most?
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Post#12 » by Fischella » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:40 pm

Best fit? Michigan, which college needs him the most? Michigan/Oregon
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Post#13 » by TucsonClip » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:26 pm

I think Exum would excel in Oregon's offense. That said, I have no idea why he would even want to play in college.
Plus, why would I want to go to the NBA? Duke players suck in the pros.

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Post#14 » by MellowRose » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:29 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNRGoik0q58[/youtube]

First real clip I've seen of Exum, and I'm in shock. This dude is amazing. He's def a step above Smart. Hope the Magic can get him!
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Post#15 » by Fischella » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:55 pm

Watch him vs. Spain in the World Tnmt, the game is in youtube, he completely destroyed a capable spanish team.
He looked like Kobe that day, and I think that's his ceiling.
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Post#16 » by Nolan » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:13 pm

I don't really see the point of him going to college for one year. He's already a top ten pick at the worst.
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Post#17 » by DirtyDez » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:16 pm

Nolan wrote:I don't really see the point of him going to college for one year. He's already a top ten pick at the worst.


Yeah he just needs to declare.
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Post#18 » by Fischella » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Nolan wrote:I don't really see the point of him going to college for one year. He's already a top ten pick at the worst.

I don't see how he is not top5, seriously.
He plays the weakest position at the NBA right now and is by far the best prospect in this class, and probably the best one in many years, I don't really recall a better SG prospect than Exum since probably Bryant (Wade has been great but he wasn't that good as a prospect prior the Draft).
Wiggins could be there if he ends up as a SG, but with his handles I don't see it.
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Post#19 » by nickforthreee » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:27 pm

just watch the nike hoop summit on youtube and u will see this kid is lightning fast, has one of the quickest most explosive first steps ive ever seen and is a sneakily explosive athlete
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Post#20 » by Mr.Raptorsingh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Fischella wrote:
Nolan wrote:I don't really see the point of him going to college for one year. He's already a top ten pick at the worst.

I don't see how he is not top5, seriously.
He plays the weakest position at the NBA right now and is by far the best prospect in this class, and probably the best one in many years, I don't really recall a better SG prospect than Exum since probably Bryant (Wade has been great but he wasn't that good as a prospect prior the Draft).
Wiggins could be there if he ends up as a SG, but with his handles I don't see it.


What if this dude can play PG? Can anyone reject that claim with what little we've seen of him?

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