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2013 U19 Worlds (9 games): 18.2 PPG, 3.8 APG, 3.6 RPG, 45% FG, 33% 3-PT, 61% FT
NBA Comparison: Anfernee Hardaway/ Michael Carter-Williams hybrid
Strengths: Australian prodigy Dante Exum has all the qualities and potential of a dynamic NBA playmaker. His size and athleticism allow him to weave around and above opponents, as his sneaky quickness and superb body control generate loads of opportunities.
In the past few months, we've seen both his scoring aptitude (33 points vs. Spain in the 2013 Fiba Under-19 World Championship) and his ability to share the rock (15 assists in the Australian National High School Basketball Championships title game). Exum can use his ball-handling skills and agility to get all the way to the rim or dish to teammates.
His defensive upside is lofty as well. Exum's speed, instincts and wingspan could make him a matchup problem and a turnover-generating factory.
Weaknesses: Exum's jump-shooting consistency has been well-documented, as he's turned in some cold-shooting performances. The good news, however, is that his motion and delivery show potential for refinement.
The other weakness (if you can call it a "weakness") is his transition to the NBA from high school. Sure, he's played in high-level international tournaments and all-star games, but he's essentially going prep-to-pro. It might take him a bit of time to adapt.
Will he be an elite PG? He's got the best chance of any point guard in the 2014 class. Once he learns how to collaborate with NBA teammates and polishes his shooting, he could steadily climb into the elite point guard club.
Dan O'Brien covers the NBA Draft for Bleacher Report.
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