Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft


Collin Sexton, Alabama's dynamic freshman point guard, is heading to the NBA.

Sexton announced his decision on Friday and says he plans to hire an agent. A projected lottery pick, he led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012, thanks partly to a personal hot streak in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Sexton was a consensus top 10 recruit out of Mableton, Georgia. He was the SEC's No. 2 scorer, averaging 19.2 points per game. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder was also tied for fifth with an average of 4.5 assists.

He would be Alabama's first draft pick since Richard Hendrix was selected in the second round of the 2008 draft. The Tide hasn't had a first-rounder since Gerald Wallace was picked by 25th overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2001.

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