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Collin Sexton took his first steps toward basketball stardom on Thursday as one of the 69 participants at the 2018 NBA draft combine in Chicago.
Sexton officially measured in at 6’1½” with shoes on and a 6’7¼” wingspan. The 19-year-old weighs 183 pounds and has 5.6 percent body fat on his frame, with hands that are 8½” wide and 8¼” long.
Among pure point guards taking part in the combine, Sexton ranks fourth in wingspan and is tied with Devonte Graham and Jevon Carter for ninth in height with shoes on.
B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman projected Sexton to be selected at the back end of the lottery by the Los Angeles Clippers at No. 12 in his most recent mock draft:
“The Clippers can add their next point guard and another scorer to their backcourt in Sexton. Athletic and highly intense, he puts pressure on opponents at both ends by attacking the rim and competing defensively. Sexton will need to work on his floor game and jumper after averaging only 3.6 assists and 2.8 turnovers and shooting 33.8 percent from three. But once his confidence starts pumping, he’s the type of player capable of taking over a game.”
Sexton played his best when the spotlight was at its brightest. He scored 24.2 points and shot 52.7 percent in five games between the SEC and NCAA tournaments.
Prior to his freshman year at Alabama, Sexton was regarded as one of the top prep prospects in the country. He was a 5-star prospect and No. 5 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class, per 247Sports.
He was a breakout star last year as the SEC Co-Freshman of the Year and honorable mention All-American after averaging 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game for the Crimson Tide.
Stats and measurements info via NBA.com.