Alabama Basketball Lands Five-Star Collin Sexton
Alabama men's basketball landed one of its highest-rated recruits in school history when five-star point guard Collin Sexton announced his decision on ESPNU. The nation's 7th-ranked recruit for the class of 2017 had his family around him as he picked the Crimson Tide on national television.
Alabama head coach Avery Johnson deserves a lot of credit for landing Sexton. Johnson identified his talents early and recruited him heavily before he blew up over the summer.
Sexton earned MVP honors for USA Basketball's U-17 team when it won the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships this summer. He finished his first international competition by averaging 17.0 points per game, 4.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals
Sexton also set the single-season scoring record for Nike’s EYBL circuit at 31 points per game.
The last time the Crimson Tide basketball program landed a national top 10 player was Richard Hendrix in 2005. The Athens, AL., native and McDonald's All-American picked Alabama over North Carolina.
Alabama's 2017 class jumped from 24th to 7th in the nation on 247Sports Composite Rankings with the commitment. Avery Johnson now has four total players for this class and has a chance to add John Petty later tonight.