Future Watch: Collin Sexton Rookie Basketball Cards, Cavaliers – Collin Sexton was born in Marietta, Georgia. At the age of three, he was drawn to the basketball court. He would play for Pebblebrook High School and in his junior season averaged 23 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. That year, the Falcons won the Georgia Region 3-6A title and advanced to the 2016 Georgia Class 6A state championship game. In 2016, Sexton played for the USA Men’s U17 team. He helped them win a gold medal at the FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Spain. He was named MVP of the tournament.
Sexton was considered one of the top guards in the 2017 recruiting class. Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN all rated him as a five star recruit. He could commit to play for the University of Alabama. He made his NCAA debut on November 14th in a win against Lipscomb University. On November 25th, he scored 40 points in a game where the Crimson Tide played most of the second half shorthanded (3-on-5). Over the course of the season, he played in 33 games, averaging 29.9 minutes. His per-game averages were 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists. After his freshman season, he declared himself eligible for the 2018 NBA draft.
Standing 6’2” in shoes with a 183lb frame, Sexton has an average NBA body. Don’t let that fool you, he plays with an incredible amount of tenacity and has an incredible knack for working in space and transition. With a 6’6.5” wingspan, he can disrupt passing lanes and score at the rim with ease. On defense, he competes with the best and isn’t afraid to defend with physicality. As a shooter, he’s a bit streaky, shooting only 33% from behind the arc in college. On draft night, Cleveland couldn’t pass up Sexton’s upside as a scoring point guard and selected him with the eighth overall pick.
So far this season, Sexton has played in 13 games, averaging 26.1 minutes. Just last night, he helped the Cavaliers snap a five game losing streak with a win over the Hornets. He played 33 minutes and scored 16 points on 7-of-18 shots. Along with that, he added five rebounds, four assists and a steal. Sexton is still getting his feet wet in the NBA, but early reports are looking good. The sample is small, but he’s shooting 47% from three on 1.3 attempts per game. The more shots he gets, the more his confidence will build.
Cleveland is in a clear rebuilding phase as the team looks to move on from veterans that were acquired for their playoff run last season. They have already fired their coach, and will look to make their roster younger as the season moves on. As long as he gets minutes, expect to see Collin Sexton’s continued growth. He could take an even bigger step forward as a sophomore, similar to how De’Aaron Fox has come on this season. His rookie cards are worth a spot in your collection, and they could see a nice bump in value over the years.
Look for Collin Sexton’s rookie cards featuring him in his college jersey in 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate. You can currently find him in his Cavaliers uniform in 2018-19 Hoops and 2018-19 Certified along with many more to come.
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