COLORADO SPRINGS -- This spring, Collin Sexton took the grassroots basketball world by storm as the Class of 2017 guard led the EYBL in scoring.
Recently cemented as a five-star prospect by Scout.com, the 6-foot-2 Sexton averaged a staggering 31.7 points per game this spring as he led the EYBL in scoring by nearly nine points per game over his nearest competitor.
With Duke seeking guards in the Class of 2017, Sexton has become a recent target of the Blue Devils as he confirmed with TDD that coaches from Duke were in touch this week.
"Duke, I talked to them yesterday," Sexton said. "They said they got on me pretty late, but they’re starting to show some interest."
To go along with the recent interest from Duke, Sexton said that Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas were the schools recruiting him the hardest. Although interest from Duke often carries significant clout with many recruits, Sexton is just focused on what he needs to do to improve as a player.
"Nothing is going to change," Sexton said. "Always going to work hard and try to be the best that I can be."
"It's a great experience. Just being invited, that's a big deal," Sexton said. "Here, they want me to be a floor general and a facilitator. So I'm trying to find everybody else, let everybody else score and have a good game. I'm not worried about getting shots. I know I can score, I think everyone else knows I can score. But they want to see the other facets of the game, which is passing and leading a team."
"Some of them thought I was just going to come score the ball a lot. But that's not what they want, that's not what they're looking for," Sexton said. "There's so many scorers out here. I'm trying to get those scorers shots by passing, facilitating and running the team."
"I'm pretty much always in attack mode to the rim. I shoot a lot of free throws a game. Like, 15 a game. That's just my reputation," Sexton said. "High ball screen and attack very hard to the rim and have the defense on their heels. Or if I get it off of a rebound, I'm pushing it up the court. That's hard to stop in transition."
Regarded as the No. 27 overall player in Scout.com's latest Class of 2017 national rankings, Sexton also averaged 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game this spring while shooting 45 percent from the field and 85 percent from three-point range.