Sophomore, Collin Sexton from the The University of Alabama is the youngest Crimson Tide player to be drafted at the age of 19. Since Carl Shaeffer who was drafted from Alabama in 1949, the Crimson Tide has had almost 70 years of phenomenal players sent to the NBA, including Robert Horry, Antonio McDyess, and Latrell Sprewell. Sexton could join that list.
The 6’ 2” point guard from Mableton, Georgia was drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Draft. Averaging 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists each game, Sexton guided Alabama to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before the Crimson Tide fell to Villanova, the eventual National Champions.
Adding the No. 8 overall selection Sexton to the team will hopefully put the Cavs on a pretty promising future in the not-too-distant horizon.
Now that LeBron has left a legacy behind him, Cleveland fans will be different people who are changed at their core. The Cavaliers can look ahead to a new reward, and it might be closer than anyone thinks with young blood coming through the ranks. Of course, Cleveland would be ecstatic to have LeBron back, but Sexton is looking to be the next best assist to their team.