Scouts have become wary of the circumstances in which Young’s production had become inflated, starting the season with averages of 30-plus points and 10-plus assists per game, one which slowly reduced to his 27.4 points and 8.7 assists average for his freshman season.
Yet a frail 6-foot-2, 180-pound body has raised questions that such wizardry could prove as effective in the league.
Young has delighted fans and scouts with his NBA-ready range, his natural passing instincts, panache, and his innate ability to score the basketball — but he has also disappointed with a high turnover rate (a whopping 5.2 per game), making his willingness to dish the ball a lot less appealing.
The Norman, Oklahoma native will have to face quicker, stronger, and more athletic competition than he did in college, likely causing him to cough the ball up even more than he did playing in Division I, while Sexton has the identity of a scoring guard from the get-go, but has proven to have playmaking potential with a more capable surrounding core around him.
Sexton is currently slated to be drafted eighth overall, which would fall to the Chicago Bulls in the latest ESPN mock draft, while Young is floating at the middle of the first round and could drop further, depending of his combine evaluations.