2014 NBA Draft: Jazz get an A for picking Dante Exum at No. 5

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

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The Utah Jazz selected Australian guard Dante Exum with the No. 5 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

For about a year, Exum was the big mystery of this draft. We knew very little about him, except for his excellent play at the Nike Hoop Summit. But he was a big combo guard who could get to the basket and had stellar defensive potential with his size and wingspan. The questions about whether or not he can shoot from outside or excel against top talent will soon be answered.

He joins a young Jazz core that already boasts a backcourt of Alec Burks and Trey Burke, along with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, and possibly Gordon Hayward depending on what happens with his restricted free agency. He'll be playing under first year head coach Quin Snyder, who was hired this offseason after the team parted ways with Tyrone Corbin.

CBSSports.com's Matt Moore loves this pick for the Jazz as they add to their stable of young players.

The 18-year old, 6-5 shooting guard, who is the son of former North Carolina player Cecil Exum, averaged 18.2 points per game in the FIBA U-19 world championships in 2013.

Dante Exum will look to join Trey Burke in the Jazz backcourt.
Dante Exum will look to join Trey Burke in the Jazz backcourt. (Getty)

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