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No. 7 2017 HS Star Sexton Still Not NCAA Eligible

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No. 7 2017 HS Star Sexton Still Not NCAA Eligible

ESPN’s No 7 ranked player in the 2017 high school class and Alabama freshman Collin Sexton has still not been cleared by the NCAA.

 

Sexton was held out of the Tide’s 74-65 exhibition win Monday over Alabama-Huntsville as he waits for clearance to play.

 

“We don’t have any further information at this time, but we will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and work toward a resolution that results in Collin’s timely reinstatement,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said via a statement. “While we are disappointed, the right decision was to err on the side of caution for [Monday’s] exhibition game.”

 

According to USA Today, there may be concerns because Sexton had been recruited by Alabama basketball administrator Kobie Baker, who was involved in the FBI’s bribery probe.

 

Alabama head coach Avery Johnson said he is proud of how Sexton has dealt with the situation.

 

“He’s handled this whole process in a first-class manner,” Johnson told AL.com of Sexton. “You’re talking about a kid that has straight As. He gets upset when he makes a below 90 grade on a test. He’s a kid of strong character.”

 

Sexton, a high scoring 6-3 point guard averaged a whopping 32.6 points last season for Pebblebrook HS (Mableton, GA), when he was named the Class 7A Player of the Year and first team All-State.

 

Sexton became the Nike EYBL’s all-time single-season scoring leader when he averaged 31 points a game for Southern Stampede the previous summer.

 

The explosive Sexton also led the gold medal winning USA U17 team in scoring as a sixth man off the bench this summer and was named FIBA Championship MVP.

 

In addition, the athletic guard won the McDonald’s All-American game dunk contest earlier this year.

 

“Collin Sexton is a [high] grade competitor whose take no prisoners style will make him an instant fan favorite,” Rivals’ Eric Bossi told TideSports.com. “I’ve always said he reminds me a little bit of Allen Iverson in that he’s this skinny, explosive kid who isn’t really a point guard and isn’t really a shooting guard. He’s just a super aggressive basketball player who always puts pressure on the defense because of his quickness and relentless toughness.”

 

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