Rock On: Dante Exum's dad remembers Utah ... vaguely

Published: Monday, June 30 2014 5:58 p.m. MDT


Jazz draftee Dante Exum’s first trip to Utah was on Friday to meet the press. But his dad was here once, long ago.

Cecil Exum was at the Huntsman Center in 1981, playing for North Carolina, which beat Utah 61-56 in an NCAA basketball regional. He dressed but didn’t play.

“That was a game we needed to win,” Cecil Exum said.

After a pause, he chuckled, “Did we win?”

The next year he played with the national champion Tar Heels.

Asked about his long-ago trip to Salt Lake, the elder Exum had no details, but said, “I do remember it was my first and only trip to Utah — this is my second. I remember the mountains, seeing the lake and coming in and playing basketball, and then the hotels, and then back on the plane again.”

So that makes ONE person who doesn’t remember Karl Bankowski going 1 for 9 for the Utes.

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Salt Lake, UT

TCU look good in their black uniform.
Utah Utes wear their RED proudly.
BYU continue to sing the blues.

Oh...the colors of college football...

Salmon, ID

The color of Pac-12 football will always be Red at the bottom.

La Grange, TN

The NFL ranked BYU's uniform #7 among the best looking uniforms in college football. Athlon Sports ranked BYU's helmut #4 among the best looking head gear in college football. Why in the world would BYU be singing the blues? BYU is among the Top Five most televised schools in the world.....and they look great!

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