Dante Exum, one of the best amateur players in the world, is setting up meetings with several prominent agents over the next month in Australia to discuss representation for the 2014 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Exum, a 6-foot-6 guard, and his family will host agents from most of the major North American firms in December and early January in Sydney, sources told Yahoo.
Several agents involved in the process believe that Exum, 18, will turn pro, and expect he'll come over to the United States in February to start working out for the June draft. His father, Cecil, played at the University of North Carolina and in the National Basketball League of Australia.
"I want to make a decision by February," Exum told the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. "It shouldn't be too hard [a decision] to make."
One major college coach, who had recruited Exum hard on the chance he could come to the United States for a season of college basketball, told Yahoo Sports that he believes Exum will enter the 2014 draft.
Draftexpress.com has Exum rated as the fourth best potential prospect in the draft class, behind only Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Duke's Jabari Parker.
Exum is a student at the Australian Institute of Sport. Many NBA executives scouted Exum at the FIBA under-19 Championships and the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland over the past year, and left impressed with his savvy and explosiveness on the court.