Cecil Exum

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Cecil Exum
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Personal information
Born (1962-08-07) August 7, 1962 (age 52)
Dudley, North Carolina
Nationality American / Australian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Career information
High school Southern Wayne
(Dudley, North Carolina)
College North Carolina (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 9 / Pick: 194th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1984–1991
Career highlights and awards

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.

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).[1]

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.[2]

Exum resides in the Melbourne suburb of Seabrook and is the father of the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Dante Exum.[3]


  1. ^ 1984 NBA Draft, accessed August 13, 2011
  2. ^ 2010-11 NBL media guide, accessed August 13, 2011
  3. ^ Former Keilor Thunder basketballer Dante Exum is shooting for NBA selection. Herald Sun. Retrieved November 27, 2013.