PITTSBURGH — Alabama basketball star Collin Sexton is expected to be a one-and-done, but he wasn’t ready to talk about his NBA future on Saturday afternoon.
Fresh off an 81-58 loss to No. 1 Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, Sexton wanted the attention to be on his teammates.
“Right now, I’m worried about my team and celebrating with my team because we had a great season,” Sexton said. “Also, I got to finish school, and I’m trying to finish with a 4.0.”
Sexton finished with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in what will likely be his final game in an Alabama uniform.
Sexton is considered widely considered a top-10 pick. An ESPN.com mock draft has Sexton going No. 8 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers (pick via Brooklyn Nets). Sexton seemingly has passed Oklahoma’s Trae Young as the top college point guard in the country.
Alabama coach Avery Johnson said he and Sexton’s family have been on the same page about Sexton’s future throughout their time together.
Johnson expects to meet with Sexton and his family in the coming days as he makes a decision whether or not to leave school after one year.
“I just know Collin Sexton is a competitor. Right now, you know what he’s competing for — he’s trying to beat Herb Jones in the classroom,” Johnson said. “He wants to get that 4.0. He doesn’t miss class. He fulfills all of his academic responsibilities. What I anticipate on Monday, Collin’s going to be in class. Then he’ll come up and visit coach and I’ll have a conversation with he and his family about his future.”
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