Collin Sexton prioritizing right ‘fit’ over everything as he schedules workout with Magic
Former Alabama Crimson Tide point guard and top 2018 NBA Draft prospect Collin Sexton will prioritize heading into a situation where he “fits” coming into the NBA Draft, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.
Sexton has worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, the Charlotte Hornets, and has now scheduled a workout with the Orlando Magic — all teams that will have an immediate opening at the point guard position.
More than in any recent year, the top of the board has become a guessing game after the top overall selection, as most media outlets agree that the Phoenix Suns are very likely to select DeAndre Ayton with the top overall pick.
Sexton possesses a cut, muscular frame, despite measuring at 6-foot-1, and 185 pounds — a similar body to UConn’s Kemba Walker when he was first drafted by the Hornets.
Sexton’s jump shot mechanics have raised some questions, needing a pike-like motion to get his shot off smoothly. Something scouts and coaches have noticed throughout his workouts, but deemed as an issue that can be easily fixed.
Collin Sexton definitely needs some work on jump-shot mechanics, but that’s the most fixable thing a point guard does. Think how much Kemba improved mid-career. pic.twitter.com/InmrwRoVIM
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 14, 2018
The Knicks, Cavs, and Magic have immediate openings at the position, as Emmanuel Mudiay, George Hill, and D.J. Augustin haven’t show enough to cement their place in the starting rotation, whereas the Hornets will still have to evaluate whether they want to keep All-Star point man Kemba Walker or move on.
Sexton wants the chance to play, as every incoming rookie does — but he’s carefully chosen who he works out for in a strategy to ensure he can land with a team that will give him some decent playing time.
Only time will tell if that strategy will pay off or hurt him down the road, potentially sliding past the middle of the draft after all those four teams have picked.