Bulls high on draft prospects Young, Sexton

Trae Young was one of three first-round draft picks signed by the Hawks on Sunday.

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls are high on guards Trae Young and Collin Sexton and aren’t afraid to draft either player with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, according to a report from NBCSportsChicago.com.

The Bulls are enamored with Young’s scoring ability and high on Sexton’s skill to get to the paint and aren’t worried about how drafting either player would affect the team’s current starting point, Kris Dunn, and his development.

Young averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists for Oklahoma as a freshman, shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from beyond the arc. He was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Sexton, meanwhile, scored 19.2 points while dishing out 3.6 assists per game at Alabama, hitting 44.7 percent of his shots overall and 33.6 percent from three.

Young is the better scorer, passer and perimeter shooter, while Sexton is a rugged defender who can get to the rim at will and finish in heavy traffic.