Collin Sexton Rumors

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Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton
Position: G
Born: 01/04/99
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $4,073,760
For Young’s 30th point of the game, he caught and shot a 3-pointer from 37 feet out that was contested by Sexton. Young said prior to the start of the season that he felt slighted entering college seeing Sexton and Duke’s Trevon Duval as the expected one-and-done point guards in his class. Young felt like he deserved to be included in the mix. In their first matchup against each other, Sexton finished with four points on 2-of-11 shooting from the floor. Young told reporters that they didn’t talk to each other during the game, but there was no added motivation for this matchup with Sexton. “You look forward to playing anybody in your class,” Young said.
The rookie, born in Marietta, Ga., and schooled for one year at the University of Alabama, played 23 minutes. He scored 15 points to go with four rebounds and shot 5 of 11 from the field and 2 of 3 from 3-point range. It was a solid debut with some holes, namely because, well, he’d never played in an NBA game before. He committed three turnovers, was caught in a switch on defense against Marcus Morris in the post and had a layup attempt spiked like a volleyball by Aron Baynes. “Just gotta pick and choose his shots, when guys are coming to block shots, when to pass and drop it off and things like that, but I love his aggressiveness, I love his pace and I love his toughness,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.
Lue used his second unit — steered by Sexton — to start the third quarter, and then he brought Sexton back in the fourth with 5:37 left and the game tightening. The idea, in addition to getting Sexton some extra burn, was also for him to feel what it’s like on the floor in an NBA game when it’s close. To a man, the Cavs say Sexton has shined in those moments at practice so far in camp. “He has balls,” Love told The Athletic. “He’s willing to take the big shot. He’s not afraid of any matchup — in practice he’ll switch into the post against me or against Channing or somebody a lot bigger, and he won’t back down from the challenge. I love his attitude.”