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Who's Up Next Player Profile: Freshmen PG, Alabama Collin Sexton

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Who's Up Next Player Profile: Freshmen PG, Alabama Collin Sexton

ROOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE! Atlanta’s very own, Mr. Collin Sexton was that guy for the Little General’s (Avery Johnson’s) Crimson Tide. The biggest recruit in program history, Sexton happened to be as good as advertised, showing to be the prime example of a “walking bucket” -- someone with the capabilities to walk to the gym and undoubtedly score on any defender, regardless of size or difficulty, and make it look effortless. Arguably the most electric scorer in college basketball, the “Young Bull” introduced himself to the world during his ridiculous 3-on-5 40-piece where he almost single-handedly willed his team past Minnesota on Nov. 25, 2017. The strong 6-foot-3-inch lead guard has a nasty mean streak that resembles the likes of dare I say … Russell Westbrook. And though he isn’t Westbrook, Sexton gets this crazed look in his eye, which signals to his opponents that it’s about to be a long-ass night. Mechanically his jumper isn’t the prettiest thing in the world, but he dismissed the notion that he can’t shoot plenty of times during his freshman campaign. He flamed up in the 2018 SEC Tournament, nailing 3s when it mattered most and showing to be unconscious when the game was on the line. Not only does this 19-year-old possess NBA range, his elite explosiveness allows him to constantly beat his man off the dribble and put pressure on bigs at the rim. He’ll need to grow as a passer and he’s constantly hunting for highlight-reel assists when he has his head up, so there’s a need to see if he can be a confident playmaker at the next level. With that being said, his game is eerily similar to Alabama native Eric Bledsoe’s and he also compares to a youthful Jerryd Bayless with a lot more upside.

 

Look out for the “Young Bull,” future All-Star in the making.