Rising Tide: Collin Sexton to begin pro career in NBA draft

Trae Young

Trae Young

"I feel like I'm the most competitive (player in the draft) because I want to win and also I want to get the best out of my teammates every time I'm on the floor", Sexton said.

A year later, here he goes again. Panini America announced Monday that it had reached an exclusive agreement with former Oklahoma star point guard Trae Young.

"I knew how good he was, but I didn't even realize he was this good", said Kentucky coach John Calipari, who also recruited Young heavily.

Kruger's trust in Young was worthwhile. I'm just trying to be the best version of Trae Young.

Sexton averaged 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in his one season at Alabama while shooting.447 from the field, .336 on 3-pointers and.778 at the line.

Young had four games where he scored at least 40 points; no one in Division I could say that. His first National Basketball Association season isn't going to offer almost the scoring opportunities he had as a college freshman.

He had a sensational year by any measure.

It is absolutely insane to say that Sexton is going to be the next Russell Westbrook or anything close to it, but there is also something to love about the intensity Sexton plays with.

Rumors also link the Atlanta Hawks to Young.

It was widely reported last month that Young turned down a deal from Puma, which ended up signing potential lottery picks Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, Duke's Marvin Bagley and Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith.

From the moment they were paired with the sixth pick, there have been all manner of players who appeared to be the right choice for the team to take, for all manner of reasons. From there: the importance of franchise stability, the odd lack of buzz around Trae Young, the draft process adventures of Michael Porter Jr., the boom-or-bust potential of Marvin Bagley III, the Dwight Howard trade, how the Warriors will infuriate everyone, and what to make of Mo Bamba.

And when it's time to find his seat at Barclays Center for the draft, Young insists that he's going to savor the moment. Sexton is not the greatest passer, his vision and feel for playing the point will need work and frankly, those are skills that are more innate than refined. I just don't think you can have enough perimeter defenders in the league.

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