#2 G Alabama – Freshman
2017-2018 Season Averages
- Quick-twitch athlete with excellent burst in the open court with solid leaping ability.
- Always willing to attack downhill in transition, using his quickness, change of speed, change of direction, and aggressiveness.
- Main selling point is slashing; Great body control in the air to shield the ball from defenders, avoid blocks, and draw fouls; can finish with either hand.
- Very crafty scorer; Has a variety of hesitations, in and out, and other advanced dribble moves in his arsenal.
- Streaky but dangerous shooter; Defenders tend to sag to account for his slashing ability, which frees up mid-range pull-ups and three-pointers
- Has that take over mentality in clutch situations; seemingly unstoppable when on fire; scores in bunches.
- Plays with poise and confidence, something not often seen in players, or more specifically lead guards, his age (32.9% usage rate per realgm);
- Plays out of control at times; Attacks the basket with his head down and will often force the situation.
- Not the tallest or lengthiest guard; average strength/weight apparent in his so-so 61.7% conversion rate at the basket.
- Very ball dominant; Has limited court vision in that he can make simple passes but prefers to take the shot himself if possible.
- Has been a subpar defender at the college level; Lacks defensive fundamentals; not focused on closeouts and does not always get into defensive position.
- Does not project to have much versatility on defense as he does not have the size or defensive IQ at this point to guard bigger players.
- Shines in the big games; Outscored Minnesota while down 2 players (3 vs. 5) in the final 10 minutes of the game; Ended the game with 40 points.
- Outshined the best PG in the nation, Trae Young, in his matchup against Oklahoma; Limited Young to his second lowest scoring game of the season.
- As a freshman, Sexton was the leader of a good Alabama team that made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament; His poise and leadership throughout the season speak volume to his character and intangibles.
- Has the third worst defensive rating among Alabama’s rotation players; Heavy offense responsibilities can interrupt Sexton’s defensive focus.
Vs. Minnesota (Played last minutes of the game 3 vs. 5) 40PTS (12-22) 6REB 5AST 1PF 2TO
Vs. Auburn 31PTS (11-14) (6-8 3PM/3PA) (5-5 FT) 7REB 2STL 3PF 6TO
Vs. LSU 15PTS (4-16) (1-5 3PM/3PA) 7REB 3AST 3PF 9TO