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Alabama 5-Star G Collin Sexton Still Ineligible, Held Out Of Exhibition Game

The fallout from the FBI probe continues.

Alabama held five-star freshman guard Collin Sexton out of its exhibition game tonight, because the top-10 recruit has yet to be declared eligible by the NCAA.

Alabama is one of the programs affected by the ongoing FBI investigation into corruption in college hoops. A basketball staffer named Kobie Baker resigned from his position earlier this fall after an internal review.

Here is the statement released by Alabama AD Greg Byrne.

Sexton was the No. 1 point guard in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

He was the backbone of a strong recruiting class brought in by Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson, which is expected to help Alabama compete for its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.