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International man of mystery

Dante Exum, top point guard in 2014 class, full of intrigue heading into draft

Updated: June 24, 2014, 3:31 PM ET
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN Insider

Dante Exum can smile about it now.

He jokingly calls it his "Michael Jordan story," a nod to the NBA Hall of Famer's infamous tale about being informed he wasn't good enough to play on his high school team. But Exum wasn't laughing three years ago after he was cut from an under-16 club team in his native Melbourne, Australia.

"It was probably the most tragic thing that ever happened to him," says Exum's mother, Desiree, who says that Dante was devastated he didn't make the 12-member ...

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