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NBA Draft 2018: Collin Sexton drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Sexton is Alabama’s first draft pick in TEN years.

2018 NBA Draft - Media Availability Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Collin Sexton has become the first Alabama Crimson Tide player to be picked in the NBA Draft in 10 years. Sexton was drafted in the lottery by the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night at the 2018 NBA Draft.

Sexton was outstanding at Alabama in his freshman year. He averaged 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game whilst shooting 44.7 percent from the field. He had a memorable game-winner against the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2018 SEC Tournament and is widely regarded for playing with a chip on his shoulder and a whole lot of hard-earned cockiness.

This is the first time that Alabama has had a player drafted since Richard Hendrix, who was selected 49th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft. He’s the Tide’s first lottery pick since Antonio McDyess all the way back in 1995. So, it’s safe to say that Collin Sexton made some history.