Video: Cavs’ Collin Sexton falls victim to another epic block from Nets’ Jarrett Allen
The 20-year-old center leads all second-year pros this season in blocks per game (1.5) while ranking second in offensive rebounds per game (2.5), third in total double-doubles (17) and rebounds per game (8.6), and fourth in field goal percentage (.578), per Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
Since being selected with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by Brooklyn, the 6-foot-11 big man has continuously elicited terror around the rim.
In this instance, it was Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Collin Sexton who got stonewalled by Allen.
The Nets have been enthralled by the kind of ruthless criminal that Allen is on defense since they drafted him, so this was just another day at the office for him.
Sexton, 20, is going through some major losing struggles with the 12-45 Cleveland Cavaliers this season — very similar to what Kyrie Irving endured in his rookie season with the team back in 2011.
Both guards arrived in summers where LeBron James decided to skirt his way out of town.
Like Irving, when he was fresh out of Duke University at 19 years old, Sexton is a young player with tremendous promise to become one of the next dynamic floor generals that the NBA has to offer.
Though Irving averaged just a tad more in his first campaign with 18 points per game, Sexton is steadily behind him with 14.9 points.
Now that Cleveland is out of any form of contention, Sexton has plenty of useful time to build his confidence for next season.