Alabama basketball: Collin Sexton prepares for 2018 NBA Draft
Alabama football drives the conversation here at the Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus.
Young Bull takes center stage
Thursday will be a big night for former Alabama point guard Collin Sexton. Sexton, a projected top-10 pick, could be the first Alabama player selected in the NBA draft since Richard Hendrix in 2008. Sexton will most likely be a lottery pick. Many have Sexton falling to picks No. 8 or 9 to the Cleveland Cavaliers or New York Knicks. Here is where mock drafts have Sexton landing. If he’s selected, he will increase Alabama’s first-round total to 15.
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In other headlines…
- Using Alabama coach Nick Saban’s age as a negative in recruiting is not really working for most teams.
Jeremy Pruitt discusses Nick Saban, Mack Wilson
Jeremy Pruitt left Alabama this offseason to be the coach at Tennessee. Pruitt spent two seasons as the Alabama defensive coordinator. During that time, linebacker Mack Wilson said he was the best coach he’s ever played for. While on the 3-Man Front with Cole Cubelic and Aaron Suttles, Pruitt discussed Wilson and what it’s like working for Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Alabama’s other running backs
Alabama’s two Heisman Trophy winners, Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry, both played running back for the Crimson Tide. However, they aren’t the only elite running backs to play for Alabama. Trent Richardson came in second in Heisman Trophy voting during his junior year. Our own Christopher Walsh looked at Alabama’s best running backs who didn’t win the prestigious award.
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