Ask any player in the Nike EYBL who the biggest trash-talker is during a game and they’ll undoubtedly tell you it’s Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) combo guard Collin Sexton.
Then follow-up with a question about which guard is the most dominant and, chances are, you’ll hear the same name.
On Thursday, Sexton announced that he’d be dishing out the in-game chatter and backing it up at Alabama next season, picking the Crimson Tide over Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, North Carolina State and Oklahoma State.
Sexton had, arguably, the most dominant individual season of any player in his class this summer. He set the single-season scoring record on the toughest summer shoe circuit (Nike EYBL) averaging 31 points per game for Southern Stampede (Ga.).
In July, he led the USA Men’s U17 National Team to a gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas U17 Championship in Zaragoza, Spain, averaging a team-high 17 points per game as the sixth man.
Sexton earned MVP after going 8 of 9 from the field and scoring 16 points in the 96-56 gold win over Turkey.
Sexton, who is ranked No. 10 overall in the ESPN 100, averaged 29 points per game for Pebblebrook last season.
Sexton is Alabama’s fourth commitment from the 2017 class joining Pelham (Pelham, Ala.) forward Alex Reese, Hale County (Moundville, Ala.) guard Herb Jones and Clinton (Clinton, Miss.) center Galin Smith.
Here’s what the Crimson Tide are getting in Collin Sexton.
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