Jan 24, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) smiles and laughs on Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dante Exum to speak with Kobe Bryant


Point guard Dante Exum, a native of Australia, is one of basketball’s elite prospects.

In a draft that features the likes of Kansas’ Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins and Duke’s Jabari Parker, Exum may be the most talented prospect.

Last week, Exum announced that he was officially declaring for the draft. On Monday, he signed with an agent.

”A reason why I signed with the agent I’m with is he has Kobe Bryant, and he’s been through this when he came into the NBA,” Exum told the Canberra Times via Matt Moore of CBS Sports.

Because Bryant never attended college and made the jump straight to the NBA, Exum would like to talk with Bryant about the process.

”I guess having him as a mentor who can guide me through what he did and how he became successful is something which is pretty good,” Exum explained. “I haven’t chatted to him yet, but the agent said Kobe knows who I am and he said he’d definitely have a chat to me.”

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