Former Alabama men's basketball guard Collin Sexton kept busy on Wednesday, one day prior to the 2018 NBA Draft which will be held Thursday night at the Barclays Center.
Young spent some time signing autographs at the NBA Store on Wednesday, took his little brother Timothy to Yankee Stadium for the Yankees-Mariners game, and also visited with the media along with some other top picks.
Sexton will not be the only SEC player to go in the first round, although he may get the most attention in media-mad NY if the Knicks make him the No. 9 overall pick.
Young is projected to be a top ten NBA Draft pick on Thursday night. "AAU, you get to pick what team you play for". They have two choices: They can go find a guy that fits what they don't have, or they take the best player available. Teams will have five minutes to make their selection or make a trade deal with another team who wants their pick in the draft. Some believe that Young is too small to withstand the National Basketball Association pressure, while others think that he was a product of a system that revolved around him with the Oklahoma Sooners. In the past, players could enter the draft right after their high school graduation (like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant did), but this was prohibited after the 2006 NBA Draft. While the decision could be between Young and Gilgeous-Alexander, that is far from the only scenario. Instead, Young's goals are much more lofty. "They will also be featured in upcoming brand campaigns and activations".
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Predicted to be a future superstar by many analysts, Trae Young certainly impressed during his freshmen season at Oklahoma. Young had nine other games where he finished with at least 20 points and 10 assists; again, no other Division I player came close to doing that, either.
Young put up a massive season in 2017-18 for the Sooners. Will Young's offensive contribution be sufficient to outweigh his defensive shortcomings?
Young figures to be the better shooter over the course of their careers, but the mechanical way in which Sexton shoots can be altered.
But if he does end up wearing the pinstriped blue of the Orlando Magic, there are many reasons to feel optimistic about what he can bring to the team.