While there is a range of speculation, some placing Sexton as high as No. 6 and some at one of the Los Angeles Clippers' two picks, No. 12 and No. 13, there is no question that Sexton will erase several long streaks and, Johnson hopes, begin a new era in which Alabama is more consistently present on draft day.
Trae Young was one of the nation's best college players at Oklahoma and figures to hear his name called early during Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, but at least one anonymous scout wouldn't consider selecting him. According to Bleacher Report, Trae Young is the most followed player on social media among athletes entering the draft.
The star prospect from Oklahoma averaged 27.4 points per game on 42% FG, along with 8.9 assists this past season for the Sooners.
Bilas - like many others - threw in a comparison between Young and Warriors star Stephen Curry.
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Also just 19, Sexton measured 6-1ﾽ and weighed in at 183 pounds at the combine. But where will the first point guard be drafted? He had a solid floor game with 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.More news: European firms say China business 'more difficult'
"I represent Oklahoma, the state of Oklahoma, the city of Norman and the university with a lot of pride", Young said.
Mock drafts by CBSSports.com and NBADraft.net have Young going to the Orlando Magic with the No. 6 pick with USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News predicting Young to the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 8.
Strengths: He offers good size at the point after checking in at 6-6 at the combine with a almost 7-foot wingspan.
"I've never seen a lead guard come into the league at his age and be as skilled overall", Zwicker said. He shot.422 from the field, .360 on 3-pointers and.861 at the line, but also committed 5.2 turnovers a game.
Concerns: He'll need to add bulk to a lean 180-pound frame to handle physical play both on the perimeter and driving to the rim.
Young's first officially licensed rookie card will actually be available minutes after his draft selection Thursday night through the Panini Instant on-demand trading card platform. The pick, acquired from the Celtics in exchange for Kyrie Irving last summer, is Altman's most valuable asset regardless of how scenarios with LeBron James develop.