Australian basketball has received a much-needed shot in the arm over the last 12 months.
And just wait and see what’s coming next.
Former top overall draft pick Andrew Bogut has returned to full health and is again playing solid two-way basketball for the surging Golden State Warriors. Patty Mills has emerged from chief towel waver for the San Antonio Spurs to knockdown 3-point gunner. And undrafted rookie guard Matthew Dellavedova has worked his way into the rotation for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It is also worth mentioning that All-Star Kyrie Irving holds dual citizenship in the United States and Australia and returns to my home city of Melbourne in the offseason to promote the game and host camps. Things are definitely looking up for starved Aussie hoops fans. And the best may be yet to come.
Enter Dante Exum.