Australian PG Dante Exum is listed on ESPN.com’s Class of 2014 recruiting list as a 4-star recruit who does not show up on their Top 100 list.
But he may be the next rising star from a global perspective.
At the 2014 FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague this week, Exum was selected for the five-player all-tournament team.
During the nine-game tourney, Exum averaged 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
Even before receiving that award, Yahoo Sports' Jeff Eisenberg named him as one of the five players who raised their stock while in the Czech Republic. Eisenberg also said this about Exum:
He is viewed as a potential first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but he has insisted that he intends to play a year or two of U.S. college basketball first. Exum has done nothing to hurt his stock with his play for Australia's U-19 team thus far. The 6-foot-5 combo guard has averaged 13.8 points per game, knocked down nearly 40 percent of his threes and posted a 2.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
While Exum has already visited Indiana, and the Hoosiers are the front-runners in this recruiting war, other teams like Kentucky, Michigan and Louisville are making their case for this uniquely talented player from down under.