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Five-star Collin Sexton names top 10

Five-star shooting guard Collin Sexton, the No. 26 player in the ESPN 100, has become a recruiting priority for many of the nation’s elite programs.

That has only escalated since being named the MVP of the FIBA Americas tournament and winning a gold medal with USA basketball.

Now, Sexton has cut his list down to 10 schools: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State and Villanova.

“Every school has seen me by now and I did my research on the schools that I like, so now is a good time for me to move ahead in the recruiting process,” Sexton said. “It was very difficult to cut this list down but I chose the programs that I felt will best fit my up-tempo style of play. I never want to walk the ball up the floor on offense, and on defense, I like to extend my pressure.”

Duke and Kentucky have showed interest but have not offered. The two head coaches that have been recruiting him the longest are Alabama’s Avery Johnson and new Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner, who was recruiting him when he was at Memphis.

Sexton is a dynamic scoring guard with deep range to make 3-point shots both off the dribble and off the catch. He is quick to pull up from the mid-range and loves to finish as well as creating fouls while converting at a high percentage. He has taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State. He plans on taking his official visits in the fall and making a decision before his senior season begins.