Utah Jazz rookie, Dante Exum, put on a pretty good show in Las Vegas on Saturday night in the Jazz’s summer league opener. Exum, as well as the rest of the Jazz roster, is gearing up for a game against Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
While the Jazz have a pretty big game tonight, as far as summer league goes, the Jazz rookie was also named to the Australian National team to play in the World Cup later this summer in Spain.
Exum will play for the Australian Boomers in late August. Boomers head coach, Andrej Lemanis, is looking forward to the upcoming camp in late July and believes the team-first ethos of his squad will serve them well in Spain.
Exum is named to the 17-man roster along with David Andersen (Strasbourg), Cameron Bairstow (Chicago Bulls), Aron Baynes (San Antonio Spurs), Angus Brandt (Sydney Kings), Ryan Broekhoff (Besiktas), Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), Adam Gibson (Adelaide 36ers), Chris Goulding (Melbourne United), Joe Ingles (Maccabi Tel-Aviv), Nathan Jawai (Galatasaray), Damian Martin (Perth Wildcats), Brock Motum (Bologna), Brad Newley (Gran Canaria), Ben Simmons (Montverde Acadamy), Lucas Walker (Melbourne United), and Mark Worthington (Melbourne United).
The Jazz will be looking to see progress in Exum’s game, as he goes up against stiffer competition than he faced in Australia, and so far in Las Vegas. Exum could also be looking at seeing more playing time for the Boomers, as Patty Mills will miss the World Cup with an injury.
Exum and Australia’s first game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup will take place on Saturday August 30th, when they go head-to-head with Slovenia.