Collin Sexton could be a perfect fit for the Los Angeles Clippers

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Collin Sexton
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Collin Sexton /

Potential lottery pick Collin Sexton declared for the NBA Draft today, and given the Los Angeles Clippers’ draft position, they should consider taking him.

One of the most polarizing players in college basketball, Collin Sexton, declared for the NBA Draft today. If he’s still on the board when the Los Angeles Clippers are making their selection, it’d be foolish not to take him.

Sexton, a 6’2″ point guard who played at the University of Alabama, did everything for the Crimson Tide in his lone season. Not only did he lead his team in scoring with 19.2 points per game, but he also led the Tide to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012. They lost to the eventual champion Villanova Wildcats in the second round, but nonetheless had a successful season.

In November, Sexton had one of the most impressive individual performances in college basketball history. On the road against the 14th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, Sexton mounted a comeback with just two other players on the court.

Alabama’s bench had been ejected due to a fight earlier in the game, and when two of his four active teammates fouled out, the Tide played a 3-on-5 game for the final 11 minutes of the game. He finished the game with 40 points, bringing his team within three with just over a minute remaining.

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Sexton will need some time to develop before he’s thrust into a starting role, which is a reason why he makes sense for this Clippers team.

He’s more of a scoring point guard than a traditional pass-first one, and his numbers show it. Sexton recorded 3.6 assists and 2.8 turnovers per game this year, which is far from a good ratio. That ranks outside of the top 100 among current NBA players.

As a backup to Patrick Beverley, Sexton would flourish in the second unit. A backcourt duo consisting of he and Lou Williams sounds deadly enough, but when you throw Montrezl Harrell into the mix, things get a whole lot scarier. Not only would that make for one of the most energetic bench units in the league, but it could be one of the most efficient as well.

At just 19 years of age, Sexton has endless potential. If the Clippers can get their hands on him in the lottery, he could put everybody on notice.