August 7, 1962 |
Dudley, North Carolina
|Nationality||American / Australian|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|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|
|1989||North Melbourne Giants|
|1991||North Melbourne Giants|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBL statistics|
|Points||2,104 (10.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,354 (6.9 rpg)|
|Assists||359 (1.8 apg)|
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.
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.
- 1984 NBA Draft, accessed August 13, 2011
- 2010-11 NBL media guide, accessed August 13, 2011
- Statistics from Cecil Exum in NBL (Australia)
- Former Keilor Thunder basketballer Dante Exum is shooting for NBA selection. Herald Sun. Retrieved November 27, 2013.