Cavs’ Collin Sexton’s improved shot selection a product of teammates constantly yelling at him
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Collin Sexton has been on an absolute tear of late. He has been scoring the basketball at will, and as it turns out, his Cavs teammates had a lot to do with the rapid improvements he has undergone over the past weeks, particularly in his shot selection.
Sexton himself pointed out that his teammates would literally scream at him for passing up on open three’s, so at one point, he just decided to start letting them fly from distance.
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) March 21, 2019
Over his past five appearances for the Cavs, the 20-year-old has been putting up 25.8 points (on 55.8 percent shooting), 2.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.4 steals, and an amazing 3.8 makes from downtown. Obviously, his teammates have done an excellent job in motivating the youngster and injecting some much needed confidence into his system.
Sexton was on fire yet again on Wednesday, as he led Cleveland to a surprise victory against the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks, 107-102. The 6-foot-2 guard torched the Bucks for a team-high 25 points (on 10-of-18 shooting), four three-pointers, two rebounds, and three assists in 35 minutes of action.
The Cavs obviously have nothing more to play for this season, and with youth development the number one priority on their books, Sexton is likely going to be given as much minutes as he can handle in the remaining few weeks of the season. With how scorching hot he has been of late, it wouldn’t be surprising if he is able to sustain this blinding pace until the end of the season.