Dante Exum, a 2014 recruit from Australia, will be making a visit to Indiana University for the game on Saturday against the Golden Gophers. The 6’5″ guard in currently a five-star recruit on Rivals and a four-star on Scout. Indiana’s scholarship numbers issue is something to discuss in another article, but there is something about this kid that people need to know. He is good. Simple as that. At 6’5″, he becomes an automatic threat at the guard position. If you look up some videos on this kid, the first thing you will notice is his ball-handling capabilities. Couple this with his quick feet and he is in the paint going up for a layup before the defender can even turn his body.
Being in the class of 2014 only benefits Dante Exum, and also the school he chooses to go to. He has that time to build muscle and become stronger. His long arms and jumping ability are impressive for his current level, but if he wants to succeed in a league like the Big 1o, he must become stronger. But that is something to dive deeper into when he comes closer to his collegiate career.
Dante currently has offers from Indiana, Boise State, Georgetown, LSU, SMU, Tulsa, and Vanderbilt. Along with those schools, he his getting looked at by St. Mary’s and Roy Williams at UNC. It is still early, so expect that list to grow. However, with Indiana getting back into the national spotlight, expect the Hoosiers to be at the top of his list. The fact that he made a quick decision to fly to the small town of Bloomington for a visit can only be a good sign for Tom Crean.