According to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated, Alabama's freshman point guard Collin Sexton could break the Crimson Tide basketball program's first-round drought at the 2018 NBA Draft.

Woo wrote an article ranking the top 20 college prospects in next year's NBA Draft and Sexton landed at number 8 on the list.

According to Woo's article, he believes that Sexton is "extremely intense" and that intensity will show on both ends of the court. He says Sexton is a "talented scorer off the dribble and finds ways to get to the rim and finish will his agility."

He also believes that Sexton needs to work on improving his jumper and becoming a consistent playmaker for the Crimson Tide, but says he has all the makeup and skills that will transition in the NBA.

Sexton is the second point guard on this list in the top 10, behind Duke's freshman guard Trevon Duval. Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. ranks number one on the list.

Forward Antonio McDyess was the highest draft pick in program history going 2nd overall to the Denver Nuggets in the 1995 NBA Draft. The last Alabama player drafted in the first round was forward Gerald Wallace when he was selected 25th overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2001.

Sexton's NBA Draft stock could rise depending on how he performs during the season and where teams land in the draft. If he lives up to the expectations going into this season, he could finally break Alabama's NBA level drought.