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Collin Sexton Has Reportedly Made NBA Draft Decision

Collin Sexton scoring for Alabama.

Collin Sexton goes for a layup at Coleman Coliseum.

During his freshman season at Alabama, Collin Sexton was one of the most exciting players in college basketball. Now, he's off to the NBA.

Sexton is an expected lottery pick. The explosive 6-foot-3 point guard is in contention to be the first guard off the board.

Most expected that he would take the jump to the pros. Sexton was an All-American this season.

He averaged 19.2 points per game in just over 29 minutes on average. He added 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

Now, Collin Sexton will enter the NBA Draft.

It is unclear whether or not Sexton will test the waters or hire an agent, but he is expected to stay in the NBA Draft no matter what. From AL.com:

Alabama star point guard Collin Sexton plans to enter the NBA draft, sources told AL.com.

The expectation, per sources, is that Sexton will remain in the draft even if he doesn't immediately sign with an agent.

Alabama is holding a press conference on Friday, which is likely when Sexton will announce his decision.

Sexton carried Alabama basketball to the NCAA Tournament this season. The Crimson Tide knocked off No. 8 seed Virginia Tech in the first round of the Big Dance, behind 25 points from Sexton.

The team's run came to an end in the second round, with a 81-58 loss to eventual national champion Villanova. Sexton scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting in that one.

Sexton entered the NCAA Tournament after a magnificent run in the SEC Tournament. Alabama, the No. 9 seed in the conference tourney as well, made a run to the SEC semifinal, where it lost to Kentucky.

In three games, Sexton averaged over 26 points per game. In the tournament's second round, he hit an epic buzzer beater to knock off Texas A&M.

Collin Sexton is a likely top 10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, assuming he stays in the field. He may duel it out with Oklahoma phenom Trae Young to be the first guard taken.

[AL.com]