Dante Exum

Dante Exum (UTA) “DX” ad

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utsmallPoint Guard: 6’6, 190 lbs; 3rd year, Australia

NBA Role: (raw) two-way PG • UnderDOG

Dante Exum: an exciting Aussie PG w/ high hopes; Quin Snyder’s ‘ace in the hole’ in 2018 – Coach Quin can bring DX along slowly, while having him apprentice under veteran playmakers George Hill, Joe Johnson & Boris Diaw*; though Exum missed the entire 2015-16 season recovering from an ACL tear, don’t look any further for Utah’s (long-term) commandant moving forward – light pressure to immediately produce, can earn a role off the bench (riding defense, corner 3s** & ball security: his 3 best traits); future posting PG? Exum’s an athletic 6’6 – keeps his head up, deals swift passes to open teammates; values possessions – takes care of the ball, won’t force the issue much; needs to add another scoring dynamic below the 3-point line; excels w/ defensive sliding, wants to defend; very coachable, contributes to winning – Exum is Utah’s undisputed X-Factor

*doesn’t even stop there really – each of UTA’s rotational wings are capable playmakers, w/ DX holding the highest upside out of everyone (from a pure passing standpoint)

**currently, DX is most comfortable shooting spot-up 3s

Signature Shot: 3-pointer

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


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  • Career: 5.4 points/game, 2.1 assists/game, 39% FG
  • Competes internationally for Team Australia, along w/ teammate, Joe Ingles