Collin Sexton on the lessons Tyronn Lue has imparted this early
So far in the Summer League, Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Collin Sexton is playing just as good as advertised. Maybe even better. Sexton is considered as a major building block and possible future face of the Cavs franchise, so it’s important for Cleveland to groom the former Alabama Crimson Tide star the right way.
Part of Sexton’s education in the pros is absorbing as much wisdom as he can prior to his first season in the NBA, and it seems that the Cavs are consistently feeding him with tips and lessons this offseason.
“They’ve been pretty good,” said Sexton to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints, referring to how the Cavaliers have been treating him so far.
Sexton also singled out head coach Tyronn Lue as among those guiding him through the process of familiarizing himself in his new environment.
“He’s just telling me to keep listening to coach Posey and just keep listening to the players because half of the players played in the G-League.”
It’s not just those calling the shots from the sidelines who have been aiding Sexton. Even his teammates are giving him a hand, as he learns the ropes in the professional ranks.
“Every time out, one of the players comes up to me, helps me out, so I’m just listening and learning from it and going out there and just having fun.”
Collin Sexton appears to be using the guidance from Tyronn Lue and company well, as he is averaging 16.7 points in the Summer League, thus far. His best game yet came this Wednesday, when he put up 25 points and dished out seven assists in only 25 minutes of action to lead the Cavs to a 96-84 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Sexton was taken by the Cavs eighth overall in last month’s NBA Draft.