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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

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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,...

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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. 
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Beveridge eyes Boomers gig

Rob Beveridge

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Rob Beveridge wants the Australian Boomers coaching job after Brett Brown quit the post this week.

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Australia on brink of another golden age

Australian girls basketball National Identification training program

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia development officer Mike McHugh believes the sport is on the verge of a similar ''golden generation'' to that which uncovered Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson.

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Stars to align for centenary show

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Jon Tuxworth Basketball will join Canberra's centenary party when the Boomers and Opals play a double-header against New Zealand at the AIS in August.

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Mills deserves credit for role at Spurs: Gaze

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Spurs 112-106. 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.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)  Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth His own championship ring is gathering dust, but Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills ‘‘absolutely’’ deserves more acclaim should San Antonio win the NBA title.