Heading into the 2016 EYBL season, Collin Sexton wasn’t on the radar screen of many top programs.
Despite coming off a strong season at Pebblebrook High School (Mableton, GA), Sexton only held a small handful of offers.
That all changed once the class of 2017 guard began putting up numbers – big numbers – on the EYBL Circuit.
Listed at 6’2 and 175 pounds, Sexton may not be among the most physical guards in his class, but he is as aggressive as anyone when trying to get to the hoop, or the free throw line.
Through three EYBL sessions, Sexton leads the circuit with 30.5 points per game. He’s also averaging over 12 free throw attempts per game.
“I came off a great junior season and that just rolled over to EYBL,” Sexton said at the Hampton EYBL session. “I’m just trying to keep it going.”
With one EYBL session remaining, Sexton has kept Southern Stampede in contention to make Peach Jam, although it would take a flawless team performance in Atlanta this weekend for the team to leap in the standings.
“We’re playing very good. We’re playing as a unit, we’re playing as one, so we’ve got to keep doing this so we can keep winning.”
Sexton, in particular, is trying to take on whatever role his team needs of him. That has primarily meant him scoring the ball at will, but Sexton takes pride in his all-around play.
“I’m trying to do whatever my teammates need me to do,” Sexton said. “If that’s go and lock the best player on the other team or if that’s score the ball, that’s what I’m going to do.”
Sexton’s strong EYBL play is garnering the attention of many, including USA Basketball. This past week, the team announced that Sexton made the Men’s U17 World Championships Training Camp roster, with the camp taking place next month.
As for recruiting, Sexton is hearing from a host of high majors.
“Arizona, Kansas, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma State. It’s a lot,” Sexton said.
Sexton said he speaks with Arizona head coach Sean Miller at least twice a week.
“Arizona is up there,” Sexton said.
According to Sexton, Miller wants the point guard to visit sometime in the near future.
“He wants me to get there on an unofficial visit in June,” Sexton said. “So I’ll visit them and Texas A&M [in June].”