Avery Johnson in NY to support Collin Sexton on draft day

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Former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young signed with longtime shoe brand Adidas Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN's Darren Rovell. He is projected by most major mock drafts to be selected inside the top 10 on Thursday.

Sexton will not be the only SEC player to go in the first round, although he may get the most attention in media-mad NY if the Knicks make him the No. 9 overall pick.

Highly-touted NBA draft prospects Trae Young and Lonnie Walker IV have been announced as the newest members of the Adidas Basketball family.

The players it appears will be drafted before Collin Sexton are: Jaren Jackson Jr.; Luka Doncic; Wendall Carter; Mohammed Bamba; Kevin Knox and Miklal Bridges. Every single game teams are going to try to get him switched onto bigger guys. Rumors of potential picks and trades have been many, though where the truth lies is anyone's guess at this point. National Basketball Association teams have some concerns about Sexton's on-court decision-making and reckless style of play.

He'll go high, despite this year's bumper crop of big men, because he's the best shooter in the draft. If Porter is not available, he's supposedly next on the Cavaliers' board alongside Kentucky's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. When you consider the way Sexton approaches and plays the game of basketball, that would be an exciting mix.

"It was insane", Young said.

The 6-7, 230-pound Bridges averaged 17.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his second season with the Spartans while shooting.457 from the floor, .364 on 3-pointers and.853 at the line. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the US, with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, MLBPA, NHL, NHLPA, College, FIFA, MLBPA, Disney, and other key properties from many other licensors. Will Young's offensive contribution be sufficient to outweigh his defensive shortcomings? Late in the season, however, Young struggled a bit with his shooting. We're very grateful that they chose to come to the University of Oklahoma and even stay home at the University of Oklahoma.

But if he does end up wearing the pinstriped blue of the Orlando Magic, there are many reasons to feel optimistic about what he can bring to the team.

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