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

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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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. 

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. 

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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,...

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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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Patrick Mills delivers in San Antonio Spurs' win over Memphis Grizzlies

Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a huge step toward proving he deserves a bigger role with San Antonio this season with a starring display in the Spurs 101-94 win in Memphis on Tuesday.

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Mills makes most of chance to shine

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs collects a rebound in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 30, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Darren Carroll/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a big step towards a bigger role with San Antonio this season on Thursday.

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Pressure on young Capitals

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Carly Wilson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals face the daunting task of upsetting Dandenong without their best defensive player.

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Dante Exum ready to help mates at Australian schoolboys basketball championships

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth For a youngster touted as a top-three NBA draft pick, playing for your school is a few steps down on the hype scale.

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Patrick Mills digs deep for the Spurs

Indigenous basketballer Patrick Mills aka Patty Mills, who plays in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs. 
SMH GOOD WEEKEND Picture by VINCENT LONG 
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Jon Tuxworth He's just helped Australian basketball to one of its proudest moments, and Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis believes Patrick Mills' improved decision-making has helped spark his breakout NBA...

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Barnes, Gunners aim high

Sport.  Three coaches in the same family from left, Brad Barnes, Cameron Barnes and Barry Barnes at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium.  Cameron is the current coach of the Canberra Gunners , his brother Brad won the first championship with the Gunners 10 years ago and father Barry was a former coach of the Australian team and Canberra Cannons.  18 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Brad Barnes jokes many kids in Canberra basketball would probably know him only as ''some cranky bald bloke''.

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Boom time for medals: Mills

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Jon Tuxworth Canberra star Patty Mills says the Boomers should view anything less than a World Cup medal as failure.

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Aiming at the big league

SPORT:  Basketball player Dante Exum during training at the AIS. 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth His dad played with Michael Jordan, but Dante Exum is hell-bent on forging his own legacy.

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Action Jackson finds form

Australian basketballer Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson feels nothing but relief after 10 months on the sideline ended during the week.

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Point guard has point to prove

Sport: Australian Opals and Australian Boomers Training Sessions at the AIS, Canberra. Matthew Dellavedova in action. 8th of August 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth When his name wasn't read out on NBA draft day Matthew Dellavedova had two options.