In the NBA, Australian born basketballers are going gangbusters. Crafting their skills on local competition courts (sprung timber sports flooring), Joe Ingles and Dante Exum are now starring for the Utah Jazz in the NBA.
Joe Ingles is a South Australian boy from Happy Valley, an Adelaide Suburb. He played junior basketball for the Southern Tigers. In Australia he played with the South Dragons in the NBL as an 18 year old and was NBL Rookie of the Year in 2006-2007.
Before joining Utah Jazz, he played in Spain for CB Granada then FC Barcelona. In 2013 he signed with Israeli Club Maccabi Tel Aviv, and was a member of that team’s Euro League Championship win in 2013-2014.
He signed with Utah Jazz in October 2014.
Dante Exum was born in East Melbourne. He played for Keilor Basketball Association as a junior. Like Joe Ingles he studied at Lake Ginninderra Secondary School in Canberra and attended the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport). He joined Jazz in 2014 being drafted at fifth overall pick.
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