Collin Sexton declares for 2018 NBA Draft

The University of Alabama freshman point guard made the announcement Friday morning.

Posted: Apr. 6, 2018 10:28 AM
Updated: Apr. 6, 2018 10:28 AM

Collin Sexton declared for the 2018 NBA Draft during a press conference Friday morning.

In his one season at the University of Alabama, Sexton averaged 19.2 points per game, and he helped lead the Crimson Tide to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they lost to the eventual national champion, Villanova.

Sexton is the first All-American from the University of Alabama since Richard Hendrix in 2008, and, if drafted, Sexton will also become the first Crimson Tide player drafted since Hendrix was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft.

According to NBADraft.net, Sexton is the top point guard and the eigth-best prospect overall. The website's most recent mock draft has Sexton going number eight overall to the Chicago Bulls which would make him the Alabama's first top 10 pick since Antonio McDyess went second overall to the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1995 NBA Draft.

One of Sexton's shining moments this season was his buzzer beater that gave Alabama a 71-70 win over Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

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