NEW YORK — Dante Exum had an offer to join Kentucky for the second semester last season, as ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported, so what would have happened had the Australian guard been with the Wildcats for the NCAA Tournament?
The 6-foot-6 guard would have played in the backcourt with Andrew and Aaron Harrison and perhaps been the difference-maker when Kentucky lost to UConn in the NCAA title game.
“It changes everything,” Exum said Wednesday at NBA Draft media availability of the hypothetical. “It’s a butterfly effect so you never know what could happen.”
Projected as the No. 4 pick by DraftExpress.com, Exum said he spoke last year with Kentucky coach John Calipari about the option of joining them midway through last season after he finished school at the Australian Institute of Sport.