The 23-year-old becomes the seventh Australian signed to suit up in the NBA, joining 2014 NBA Draft 5th overall selection and Airbnb Boomers teammate Dante Exum at the Jazz.
Motum joins fellow Airbnb Boomers Exum, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova, Cameron Bairstow and Andrew Bogut in the NBA, continuing the ever-expanding Australian invasion of the competition.
Currently in Spain preparing for the Airbnb Boomers opening game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup against Slovenia in the early hours of Sunday morning at 1:30am AEST, Motum is coming off an outstanding off-season that has seen him elevate his game to new heights.
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After a solid first professional season with Bologna in Italy, Motum was a standout for the national team in the Sino-Australia Challenge against Perth, scoring 15 points on his international debut.
Next stop was the USA, earning a spot on the Utah Jazz roster for the NBA Summer League. It was here where Motum would emerge as a high-energy player, averaging 8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game.
The Brisbane native would catch the eye, producing two notable performances against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 87-71 win (16 points on 7-of-9 FG, 6 rebounds and 2 steals) and in the 86-77 loss to the San Antonio Spurs (14 points on 6-of-8 FG and 8 rebounds).
Helping the Airbnb Boomers to a 6-3 record in the nine game European tour, Motum provided energy and points off the bench, highlighted by his 17 points in the 100-95 win over Finland and 11 points and 5 rebounds in the 74-65 victory against Ukraine.
Follow Motum and the Airbnb Boomers as they look to create history at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on the Basketball Australia website: www.basketball.net.au.