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Cavs’ Collin Sexton reacts to being selected as 2020 Rising Stars replacement for Tyler Herro

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Cleveland Cavaliers sophomore Collin Sexton has been tapped to replace injured Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro in the 2020 Rising Stars game this Friday in Chicago.

The Cavs point guard took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the opportunity.

In his second NBA season, Sexton leads the Cavs in scoring. He is putting up 19.7 points per game to go along with 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 46.1 percent from the field.

Meanwhile, Heat rookie Tyler Herro is still recovering from an ankle injury that has sidelined him for Miami’s last four contests. The 20-year old, who is turning in a fine rookie season himself, seemed disheartened when he found out the news.

As for Sexton, he has definitely proven that he belongs in the conversation as one of the exciting rising stars in the NBA. Of course, Herro, despite being pulled from the contest, is right along with him.

Sexton continues to show strides to follow-up a solid rookie campaign for the Cavs that saw him make the All-Rookie Second Team. He is shooting more efficiently this season and continues to showcase himself as a capable scorer in the NBA.

However, Sexton has so far, not been able to add to his repertoire as a scoring combo guard. He has not shown much improvement in the other aspects of his game, such as passing, getting his teammates involved, and defense.

Nevertheless, his improvement has not gone unnoticed, with the NBA awarding him the replacement spot for Herro.

Sexton will join a Team USA team headlined by New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson and Atlanta Hawks sophomore All-Star Trae Young. On the other side, Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic and Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton will banner the colors for Team World.

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