Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Dante Exum, a top ranking 2014 basketball recruit from Australia, is expected to by-pass playing in the NCAA and enter the NBA Draft.
Exum is a popular recruit within the North Carolina fan base as he is a top ranked recruit with an impressive highlight package. His father, Cecil, is also a former player at UNC.
According the article, multiple player agencies traveled to Australia to meet with Dante and his family over the past few weeks and they were given the impression from their interviews that Exum will bypass playing college basketball and enter the NBA Draft later this year.
“I would be shocked if he doesn’t enter the draft. He knows he’s a lottery pick, and knows several teams have him very high on their boards. His family knows that this is an opportunity that may not come again,” one agent reported to Yahoo!.
Once Exum makes his decision, should it be to enter the NBA draft, he is expected to move to the United States quickly to begin pre-draft workouts and preparations. As a projected lottery pick, it would stun many people if Exum does decide to skip on the NBA Draft this year and play one year of college basketball.
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