Collin Sexton Becomes Alabama’s First McDonald’s All-American Since 2012
Five-star Alabama signee Collin Sexton was named a McDonald's All-American on Sunday night, making him the first for the Crimson Tide in five years.
Sexton, a top-10 recruit nationally, will be one of 24 high school players participating in the game on March 29, but the first since Devonta Pollard played as a member of the West team. Pollard would eventually transfer to a JUCO after an inconsistent freshman season and some off-court personal drama.
Prior to that, former Alabama players JaMychal Green (2008), Richard Hendrix (2005), and Mo Williams (2001), and Gerald Wallace (2000).
Many would never have predicted this accolade for Sexton a year ago. The Georgia native was an unranked prospect finishing his junior season before he exploded in the summer to lead the Nike EYBL in scoring and then earned MVP honors for Team USA in the U17 World Championships.
Sexton has played on some of the biggest stages already in his young career and the McDonald's All-American Game will give him another opportunity to shine. That game will be broadcast live on ESPN.