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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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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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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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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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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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New Canberra Capitals boss Lachlan Searle has big plans for basketball in ACT

Lachlan Searle has been appointed as the Canberra Capitals' general manager.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Capitals general manager Lachlan Searle wants the club to ''captivate Canberra'' on and off the court as it looks to boost its presence in a crowded sporting marketplace. 

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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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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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Luc Longley hopes Dante Exum avoids falling victim to club v country battle

Dante Exum playing for Lake Ginninderra College in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball great Luc Longley hopes club versus country tug-of-war doesn't hinder Dante Exum's world cup hopes.

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Andrew Gaze warns Patty Mills to carefully weigh up move from San Antonio

Andrew Gaze says Patty Mills would be making the wrong decision if he left the Spurs to chase a starting spot at a less-credentialled team.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as...

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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Retired Australian professional basketball player Luc Longley coaches Carley Mijovic of the Canberra Capitals earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft.