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Collin Sexton Leads Alabama Crimson Tide to NCAA March Madness Tournament

Updated on March 12, 2018
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Alabama Crimson Tide Logo

Alabama Crimson Tide Logo
Alabama Crimson Tide Logo | Source

Collin Sexton

Collin Sexton is the star player on the Alabama Crimson Tide 2017-2018 men's basketball team. In 2017 he was selected as a McDonald's All-American. On Sunday, March 11, 2018, he was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team, among other all-star players such as Admiral Schofield (Tennessee), Kevin Knox (UK), Wenyen Gabriel (UK), and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (UK).

For the 2017-2018 men's basketball season, Collin Sexton has had 15 games scoring at least 20 points, and broke a new record for the Alabama Crimson Tide as the leading scorer in the SEC Tournament with 79 points.

Collin Sexton was Talented Back in High School

Collin Sexton was a basketball phenom in high school. Collin Sexton earned the MVP title of the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2016. He was the winner of the 2017 McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk Contest.

Collin Sexton in McDonald's All-American Uniform

Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton | Source

Watch the video highlights below of his talent from his younger days at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA.

Collin Sexton Official YoungBull Mixtape High School Highlights

This Crimson Tide Basketball Freshman is Going Places

Collin Sexton has only played for the Alabama Crimson Tide as a freshman in 2017-2018, but he has already made a name for himself, most commonly referred to as the "young bull" as he is hard to be stopped when he is determined to score.

He is expected to be drafted in the top 10 of the NBA draft, should he declared his candidacy at the end of the 2017-2018 college basketball season.

In the Alabama Crimson Tide freshman video compilation below, he is titled, "The Next Russell Westbrook."

Is Collin Sexton the Next Russell Westbrook?

SEC Tournament: The Momentum Shifts for Alabama Crimson Tide

Collin Sexton made some noticeable contributions in the SEC Tournament, scoring the game winning shot against Texas A&M in a rematch when the Crimson Tide had just lost in their last regular season game.

Then, the Alabama Crimson Tide played Auburn and were down by 10 points going into halftime. It didn't look good for Crimson Tide fans. Coming out of the halftime, Collin Sexton made back-to-back three point shots changing the momentum of the game. The Crimson Tide then rolled over the Auburn Tigers by more than 20 points. This win undoubtedly secured Alabama's spot in the NCAA tournament, and the second time Alabama Crimson Tide has beat Auburn (ranked #1 in the SEC). There is no denying that Collin Sexton's talent on the court has carried the Crimson Tide, despite their offensive struggles, such as a shooting slump by John Petty.

Notable regular season wins: Rhode Island, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Tennessee.

Alabama Crimson Tide Named in NCAA March Madness Tournament

Alabama was given a 9-seed on the East bracket, with their first game against #8 Virginia Tech on Thursday March 15, 2018 broadcast on TNT.

2018 NCAA March Madness East Bracket

East bracket with Alabama
East bracket with Alabama | Source

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