[caption id="attachment_15931" align="aligncenter" width="409"] Steven Bisig / USA Today[/caption] Brisbane native Brock Motum is preparing himself for the 2013 NBA Draft. The 6'10", 250 lbs. forward leaves behind a terrific career with the Washington State Cougars to begin his NBA dream this June. Motum came to Washington State in 2009 after representing Australia's U19s squad (Emus), and was voted the 2008 U21 Youth Player of the Year. As a freshman at Washington State he appeared in 19 games and shot at 56 percent for the season. His first ever bucket for the Cougars was a 3-pointer. In 2010 he worked his way into more minutes, turning heads with his efficiency. But it wasn't until his Junior year that he came into his own and began to dominate on the court. Finally the 2012-13 season saw him average 35.3 minutes on the court and 18.7 points per game. “My junior year, the opportunity was there for increased minutes, and I wanted to be the guy to step up,” said Motum in a recent interview with NBA Draft Blog. “I had some new parts to my game and fortunately I got the chance. That was my breakout year.” Now Motum leaves Washington State as the fifth-leading scorer in school history and begins his preparation for the NBA draft. “I am a little undersized, and while having some tricks can help, adding size while not losing speed is important.” Best of luck to him pursuing his NBA career. The 2013 NBA Draft will be held on June 27th.