COLLIN SEXTON 2018 NBA Draft Scouting Report
WEIGHT: 180 POUNDS
POSITION: POINT GUARD
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: TOP 10 PICK
Collin Sexton had his coming out party to the college basketball world during a non-conference game in November against Minnesota. Due to a fight and a few players fouling out, Alabama ended up playing 3 on 5 for the majority of the second half. What transpired next gave fans an insight into why Sexton was rated a top 10 overall prospect in the class of 2017. The 6’2″ freshman went off despite being 2 players down as he displayed his entire offensive arsenal and competitive nature.
While the Crimson Tide eventually lost by 5, Sexton poured in 40 points. Being tripled team the majority of the time, he showed off his long range shooting, driving ability, mid-range game, and a competitive nature that hasn’t been duplicated by any other player this season to date, sans Trae Young.
Sexton is a shoot first point guard. He is naturally gifted at scoring off the dribble. The Crimson Tide star’s first step is lethal as he can really explode to the hoop. He finishes very well with either hand. Sexton has great body control as this allows him to finish at the rim with contact. The former prep star put up monster scoring numbers in high school. While he isn’t posting his high school numbers, he is averaging 18.5 points per game. The Georgia native can score from all 3 levels on the court. Besides attacking the basket and scoring, he has a nice mid-range pull-up jumper as well as NBA 3-point range.
One thing Sexton will need to improve upon his percentage from behind the arc. The projected lottery pick is shooting 37% from 3-point range. There are instances when he forces shots, which can be attributed somewhat to his supreme confidence in his shooting ability. Better shot selection is an area that he needs to improve in. In a close game, Alabama head coach Avery Johnson wants the ball in his point guard’s hands. Sexton shoots over 80% from the charity stripe.
The 2017 McDonald’s All-American dribbles like he has the ball on a string. The phenomenal ball-handler navigates traffic very well. He can make all the passes necessary and is an unselfish player. NBA scouts and analysts question if Sexton is a natural point guard and not a SG playing PG. In our minds, Sexton is a PG who might play SG in spurts at the next level. The most highly touted recruit to sign with Alabama in years sees the court exceptionally well and has done a good job at running the team during the first 19 games of his collegiate career.
Averaging just under 4 rebounds a game, he is a solid rebounder from the lead guard position. When watching him he seems to covet the ability to play man to man defense. Sexton has the athleticism and lateral quickness that is needed to guard NBA point guards. The competitive nature comes out of him when guarding opponents. Avery Johnson’s coach on the floor plays extremely hard and wears his heart on his sleeve, which is an attribute that we really like about him. He seems to love the game.
Collin Sexton is one of our favorite players to watch in college basketball. His game reminds us of NBA All-Star Damian Lillard’s. Sexton is a fantastic basketball player who should become a very good NBA point guard. His game will fit in very well with the NBA’s style of play. In our opinion, Sexton is a top 7-10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
PRO’S AND CON’S OF COLLIN SEXTON’S OVERALL GAME
Natural and pure scorer
High Basketball IQ
Great intangibles/ Plays with a lot of heart
Shot selection needs to improve
Is he a natural PG?
Can be careless with the ball/ Tries to do too much
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF COLLIN SEXTON
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