Arguably the biggest debate in the 2018 NBA Draft lies at the point guard position, between Oklahoma’s Trae Young and Alabama’s Collin Sexton.
According to an anonymous NBA scout, Young isn’t even close to Sexton.
“Sexton has the NBA body, NBA athleticism, and he plays both ends of the court,” the scout said to Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report. “It depends on the team picking, but he’s bigger, stronger and more athletic than (Trae) Young. He definitely has a chance to go before him.”
Young averaged 8.2 more points per game than Sexton in their only seasons in college basketball.
Sexton was college basketball’s forgotten star, and was a part of perhaps the most interesting college basketball game of all-time: Alabama’s bout with Minnesota. During the game, a combination of injuries and ejections forced the Crimson Tide to take the court with just three players.
At one point, Young’s Sooners were in contention for a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma did not fare so well over the second half of the season, but still made the NCAA Tournament. They fell in the first round to Rhode Island in the first game of the tournament. Alabama defeated Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but ended up falling to eventual national champion Villanova in the second round.
Both point guards will hear their names called in the 2018 NBA Draft, that much is certain. The order of the pair is still a mystery.