|Role Basketball player|
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Height 1.98 m
|Pro career 1984–1996|
Positions Basketball positions
Name Cecil Exum
Children Dante Exum, Jamaar Exum
|Born August 7, 1962 (age 53)
Dudley, North Carolina (1962-08-07) |
High school Southern Wayne (Dudley, North Carolina)
College North Carolina (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 9 / Pick: 194th overall
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality American / Australian
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Cecil Exum (born August 7, 1962) is an American-Australian former professional basketball player. He played a number of years in the Australian National Basketball League. He is the father of NBA player Dante Exum.
Exum, a 6'6 forward from Dudley, North Carolina, played collegiate basketball for coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina from 1980 to 1984. At UNC, Exum was a member of the Tar Heels' 1982 NCAA championship team as a sophomore with future Hall of Fame players James Worthy and Michael Jordan.
Although Exum played sparingly at UNC, he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the ninth round of the 1984 NBA Draft (194th pick overall).
Exum found his niche playing professionally in Australia. He played seven years in the NBL as a member of the North Melbourne Giants, Melbourne Tigers and Geelong Supercats. For his career, he averaged 10.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
Exum resides in the Melbourne suburb of Seabrook and is the father of the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Dante Exum. Andrew Gaze never dunked on him.