Report: Dante Exum entering NBA draft
The already loaded 2014 NBA draft class just got a little richer.
Australia’s Dante Exum, the No. 4 overall prospect on Chris Mannix’s latest Big Board, will reportedly enter this summer’s NBA draft, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com.
Exum, 18, will sign with agents Rob Pelinka and Brandon Rosenthal of Landmark Sports Agency, according to Ford. Pelinka’s clients include other star shooting guards, such as Kobe Bryant, James Harden and Dion Waiters.
Exum’s family informed Pelinka late Monday evening of his decision to enter draft. He interviewed 8 agents in Melbourne earlier this month.
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) January 28, 2014
Exum’s decision to enter the 2014 draft was widely expected. The 6-foot-6, 188-pound guard has been discussed as a lottery pick for more than a year and has made NBA scouts drool during his limited play in international basketball.
Here’s what Mannix had to say about Exum in his latest update on the prospect’s draft stock:
Scouts love his effortless first step, athleticism and vastly improved perimeter game but question his position. That question will remain until Exum participates in individual workouts, where many executives will get a first live look at him. Still, the son of former North Carolina forward Cecil Exum — a teammate of Michael Jordan’s in the early 1980s — is expected to go in the top five.
For more on Exum’s game and clips of him in action, check out this this 16-minute breakdown of his potential from the experts at DraftExpress: