Former Alabama Star Collin Sexton Shines in NBA Summer League

Mae Harvey
July 19, 2018

It's definitely hilarious to see him look like a New Zealand rugby player doing the haka to intimidate his opponent, but there's definitely something to be excited about if you're a Cavs fan.

Former Alabama standout Collin Sexton lived up to the hype surrounding his eighth overall selection by the Cleveland Cavaliers at the 2018 NBA Draft in June. He ranks seventh in points per game average (minimum of four games played in summer league action), while also contributing 3.6 rebounds and a team-leading 3.4 assists per game. Look for McDaniels to get a real look on an National Basketball Association roster after this performance. Except, it was to no avail as Josh Hart and the Lakers proved to be too much for the Cavs, winning in a double-overtime thriller, 112-109.

This performance, although the Summer League is not as competitive, can not be ignored. Still, Sexton proved yet again that he is a young upcoming prospect as he finished the game with 27 points, three rebounds, and two assists while also managing to snag two steals. However, it has been Hart that has been the star of the summer.

Although the Cavs were ultimately unable to prevail, Sexton's latest outing continued what was already an impressive string of performances in his first Summer League.

The Milwaukee Bucks won as many games in the 2018-19 NBA Summer League as they did in the past two years combined - two. Either way, it looks like the point guard is ready to make his mark in the National Basketball Association.

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