Collin Darnell Sexton was born in 1999 in Marietta, Georgia to Darnell and Gia Sexton. He attended Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Georgia for his first two years before moving on to Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia. As a junior, Sexton averaged 28.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals. In his senior season, he posted 32.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game. As a result, Sexton was named 2017 First-Team All-State and Class 7A Player of the Year. He would also earn McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit invitations. Sexton also won MVP while representing the USA at the 2016 FIBA U-17 World Championships in Spain after averaging 17 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists. You can follow him on Twitter (@CollinSexton02). The highlight of Sexton's early college career was one of the strangest games in recent memory. Due to ejections, eliminations due to fouls, and injuries, Alabama had to play for 10 minutes against Minnesota with just three players. Sexton took over with a career-high 40 points and nearly helped the undermanned Crimson Tide to an early-season win. It was a hint of the type of scoring potential the 6-foot-3 guard possessed. Two weeks later, he would put 30 points on Arizona. Sexton caught fire at the end of the season. He scored at least 21 points in five straight games. He helped Alabama beat Texas A&M and Auburn in the SEC Tournament with a combined 58 points before being held to 21 points by Kentucky. Alabama was invited to the NCAA Tournament and beat Virginia Tech in the first round behind 25 points and six assists from Sexton. He averaged 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft, where he was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the eighth overall pick.