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INTERVIEW: 1-on-1 with EYBL leading scorer Collin Sexton

By Brianna Lewerke, D1 Circuit, 05/12/16, 11:30PM EDT


Collin Sexton exploded onto the scene for the Southern Stampede during the first two sessions, putting up numbers similar to EYBL career leading scorer Allonzo Trier.

Averaging 30.1 points per game through seven contests, Sexton has proven to be one of the most aggressive offensive players in the country. The Pebblebrook (Georgia) product is capable of single-handedly taking over any game, relying on an super-aggressive playing style to tear through the opposing defenses.

D1's Brianna Lewerke caught up with the Stampede's leader, addressing a variety of topics surrounding his rise on the Nike circuit, juggling two sports and what he's looking for at the next level.

1-on-1 with EYBL leading scorer Collin Sexton

Brianna Lewerke: You are currently the leading scorer for the entire EYBL circuit, what do you credit that to?

Collin Sexton: Hard work, working out everyday, working on my game and just trying to get better.

BL: Coming into the year, did you expect to have this accomplishment at the halfway point of the season?

CS: It was a surprise, because EYBL is real tough.

BL: Is it difficult to balance EYBL, track, and school since they are all going on at the same time?

CS: Yes, it’s a lot of time management. And school is real big, I have to make sure I get my grades and stay up on certain tests, and make sure I study.

BL: How does track and high jump help you develop more as a basketball player (if any)

CS: Being more explosive, my first step, and just getting faster

BL: Who is your biggest basketball influence right now? Who do you look up to?

CS: I have several, but probably Monte Morris from Iowa State

BL: Who is the toughest player you have ever had to go against?

CS: I would say Jared Harper (during practices)

BL: Your former Pebblebrook teammate is heading to Auburn and has plenty of EYBL experience himself. What was it like playing with Jared?

CS: Jared is always pushing me to be better, were always in the gym together. That’s my workout partner. And he shows me leadership, he helps with me with my leadership on and off the court.

BL: Your Stampede squad has been somewhat inconsistent with wins and losses this far into the season, what do you think it will take for your team to become a consistent winning team in the second half?

CS: All of us try to play together, everyone stepping up as far as coaches and players. Everyone having team effort. And being more accountable for each other.

BL: What is your favorite part about playing in the EYBL?

CS: Probably the crowd, the coaches, and the competition. The competition is really good, top in the country.

BL: When deciding on which college you are going to play for, what’s the most important factor?

CS: Probably grades, and being able to come in and play. And a coach who can help me get to the next level.

BL: What’s your number one goal for the remainder of the EYBL season?

CS: Stay healthy so I can make it to Peach Jam. Try to stay healthy.