SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz selected Australian guard Dante Exum with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
The 6-foot-6 teenager burst onto the scene at the U19 FIBA World Championship in Prague as his team advanced to the semifinals. He averaged 18.2 points during the tournament and decided to enter the draft instead of playing collegiately in the U.S.
Exum, 18, had limited exposure until that event and did not work out for the Jazz in the weeks leading up to the draft. But his father, Cecil, won a national championship at North Carolina in 1982 with Michael Jordan and James Worthy.
Exum, who led his high school to the 2013 Australian School Championship, is believed to be able to play alongside Trey Burke at shooting guard or play the point.
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