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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra coaches tell scouts NBA draft 'mystery man' Dante Exum is worth the risk

High hopes: Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA scouts have interrogated Dante Exum's Canberra-based coaches for any ''skeletons in the closet''.

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NBA star Patty Mills wants to revive his family club

NBA championship winner Patty Mills wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth He's now an NBA championship-winning star with the San Antonio Spurs, but Patty Mills began basketball in Canberra as a four-year-old with the Shadows ... and he wants it revived.

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Patrick Mills ready to step up in NBA playoffs: Andrew Gaze

Patty Mills helped San Antonio dominate Portland on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills' star showings in the NBA playoffs will add to his market value.

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Documentary to raise awareness of NBA star Patrick Mills' indigenous heritage

Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth When San Antonio Spurs guard Patrick Mills speaks of his indigenous heritage, the response is often confused looks on American faces.

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Patty Mills ready to etch place in NBA history

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center.

Jon Tuxworth San Antonio can secure the championship with victory at home on Monday and avenge its heartbreaking seven-game finals loss to the Heat last season.

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Exum seeks out Lakers legend Bryant for lesson in leaping from high school to NBA

Dante Exum

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy will head to US next week to prepare for biggest moment of his career.

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Canberra teen Dante Exum ready to light up NBA, says Luc Longley

Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth Luc Longley has backed Dante Exum to take his rise from Canberra schoolboy to NBA star in his stride.

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Mills happy to pass on NBA lessons

Patrick Mills.

Jon Tuxworth He has been schooled by some NBA greats, now Canberra's Patty Mills wants to pass on those lessons.

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Humble schoolboy Dante Exum destined for NBA, says coach

Young talented basketball player Dante Exum, playing for Lake Ginninderra College from Canberra. 2 December 2013.
The Age Sport. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

Jon Tuxworth Lake Ginninderra College coach Jason Denley has never seen the hype that has surrounded NBA draft prospect Dante Exum.

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Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

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Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day. 

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Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

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Boomers stars deserve better backing, says Luc Longley

Patty Mills will start an Australian tour with the NBA trophy on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Boomers great Luc Longley says the squad has more international stars than the Socceroos.

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Canberra Gunners' Tad Dufelmeier off to the US

Tad Dufelmeier, whose father Tad snr is a Canberra Cannons legend, has scrimmaged with Dante Exum at the AIS.

Jon Tuxworth A point guard with Canberra history is off to ply his trade in Utah, and it's not Dante Exum. 

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Mills fans pack Civic Square to meet model basketballer

Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth Fans queued for more than 200 metres just to catch a glimpse of him, but Patrick Mills insisted he's "just a little indigenous kid from Canberra" after receiving the keys to the city at a public...

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Australian basketball needs to take advantage of Patty Mills-mania

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Jon Tuxworth For seven glorious minutes on Monday afternoon, basketball captured the imagination of Australia's sporting public like never before when Canberra's Patty Mills exploded on the sport's biggest stage.

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Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.

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Dante's peak - Canberra teenager joins Team Kobe

Sport.  Basket baller Dante Exum is going into the NBA draft in America.  3 February 2014. Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy Dante Exum plans to sit down with Kobe Bryant to learn the secrets behind the superstar's successful leap from high school to the NBA.

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Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

Luc Longley praises Canberra world cup hopeful

Jon Tuxworth She has already impressed Luc Longley, now Canberra Capitals youngster Carley Mijovic wants to prove she's ready for a world cup call-up.