One of the hottest and most talented players in the 2014 class is heading to the NBA. No. 1 point guard Dante Exum will by-pass college basketball and immediately enter the NBA Draft this year according to ESPN’s Chad Ford. Ford also reports that Exum has hired Rob Pelinka as his agent!
Breaking: Australia’s Dante Exum (No. 4 Top 100, No. 1 PG) to declare for NBA Draft; hires agent Rob Pelinka http://t.co/Zkv2yC2Ect
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) January 28, 2014
Exum had offers from Boise State, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon, and SMU. However, these schools will not get the chance to see Exum in their uniform. However, the United States will get the chance to see him play basketball on national television still as an NBA player.
Dante is the son of former North Carolina basketball player, Cecil, who played for UNC from 1980 until 1984.
Exum has made the decision to by-pass college basketball for the professional ranks where he is projected to be a mid-to-high first round draft pick. Earlier on Tuesday, Exum and his family released the following statement to ESPN:
“We are excited to be working with Landmark Sports. Our family felt The Landmark Team represented our style and manner of treating people, and in doing businesses. We also all shared a common commitment to achieving excellence in all things. The fit is just great and we are really pleased to now begin the work.”