Collin Sexton, USA, Point Guard, Class of 2017, University of Alabama, 18.2
-Solid tools for a point guard prospect at 6'2, with a 6' 6.5 wingspan, especially when coupled with his explosiveness.
-Quick twitch athlete with excellent burst. Dynamic in transition. Shifts gears with force. Doesn't need a ball screen to get to the rim. Explosive leaper in space, especially off two feet.
-Game is predicated on his ability to get into the teeth of the defense - 39.4 points per 40 minutes (25 lifetime DX database games). Most comfortable attacking to his left. Plays off of hang dribbles. Can finish with either hand.
-Improving shooter, although still inconsistent. Went through competitive shooting workouts after every session. Hard worker. Career 33% from three. Best in mid-range spots. Can create space off the bounce.
-Tough kid who plays with a chip on his shoulder. Doesn't shy away from contact at all. Crazed look in his eyes during the heat of the battle. Positive emotion after big plays. Keeps coming at you. Killer mentality. Attacks his own misses.
-Competes defensively. Can really sit down and slide. Active hands. Not afraid to defend with physicality.
-Although more of a score-first point guard, he showcased his vision throughout Hoop Summit practices and games. Can deliver the ball from different angles. Passes over the top in pick and roll with his left hand. Good in drive and dish situations. Still developing as a pure point guard but certainly has vision.
-Has the mental makeup of a player who will maximize his potential
-Good not great physical profile for an NBA lead guard. Average height and frame when compared to some of the NBA's elite lead guards.
-Very streaky shooter. Somewhat mechanical release. Hand a bit too on top of the ball. Shoots it off the outside of his hand at times. Can improve his range and comfortability from deep.
-Turns down rhythm spot ups. More comfortable off the bounce.
-Gets too sped up at times. Wild driving into traffic. Very turnover prone at times. Will hoist up contested jumpers early in the clock. Score-first guard. Flash over substance passer. Still has room to polish his point guard skills.
-Explosive, but can add more savvy as a finisher. Goes for the homerun, flashy finish at times. Could benefit from a more consistent floater. Slightly more comfortable loading up off of two feet than one.
-One-position defender due to his tools
-Lets his emotions get the best of him at times when things aren't going his way. Can do a better job of staying even keel and controlling the pace of the game.
Although he didn't have a great game from an efficiency standpoint (3-of-11, 0-of-5 from 3), Sexton's explosiveness, passion for the game, improving vision (8 assists) and overall intensity (4 steals) really shined through in Portland, particularly during the scrimmages leading up to the game. Sexton possesses the killer mentality and confidence that NBA scouts and executives covet in a young prospect. The Atlanta native certainly has room to improve as a player - he's an average shooter at best and his wild nature gets him in trouble for stretches - but it's hard not to bet on his no fear' mentality, explosiveness, scoring ability and passing potential. He may not have the elite size and length that you see from the majority of today's top guard prospects, but Sexton should leave Tuscaloosa as a lottery-level prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft.