Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton turned 22 on Monday, but he’s made quite an imprint already.
At this point, it seems apparent that Collin Sexton could very well be the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ primary scorer for years to come. Sexton led Cleveland in scoring with 20.8 points per contest last season, and with Darius Garland firmly in the fold, Sexton has seemingly leaned into a primary scoring role.
Leading into what would be the NBA’s novel coronavirus-induced hiatus/ultimately the end of 2019-20 for Cleveland, Sexton averaged 24.2 points per contest on 50.3 percent shooting in his last 25 games active, too.
Furthermore, Sexton has carried his prior close to this past season forward into his third year for the Wine and Gold. Through seven games, Sexton has averaged 25.7 points per contest on 63.6 percent true shooting, and he’s knocked down 54.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
Along with the overall bucket-getting, when opportunities have arisen, Sexton has proven to be Cleveland’s go-to closer, too, as evidenced by his efforts in that regard versus the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks. Sexton has led Cleveland in fourth quarter scoring, too, for further context, with 5.7 points per outing in that closing period thus far.
Anyway, with how Sexton has shown such scoring polish, has improved leaps and bounds in the pick-and-roll there dating back to last season, when he demonstrated the ability to change speeds, and with his start to 2020-21, he looks to be a Cavs cornerstone. And the dude just 22 on Monday, which is just a reminder that he’ll only get better and better in the near future.
Sexton just turned 22, and that has to be frightening for Cavs opponents.
The Young Bull is just getting started as a big-time bucket-getter it seems, too.