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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2018 summer league team will be headlined by rookie point guard Collin Sexton, along with Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic, John Holland and Okaro White.
The Cavs drafted Sexton eighth overall in the 2018 NBA draft out of Alabama. The dynamic guard will begin working out in Cleveland before heading to Las Vegas.
“He’s going to play meaningful games from day one,” Cavs general manager Koby Altman said of Sexton. “That’s a big deal for him and that’s going to provide great growth for him as soon as we roll him out there, which is going to be summer league.”
Sexton averaged 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 on 3-pointers. The 6-3 guard is a rugged defender who can get to the rim at will and finish in heavy traffic. He excels at penetrating into the teeth of defenses, creating separation off the dribble and attacking the basket in transition.
Osman and Zizic were rookies for the Cavs last season. Osman averaged 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 61 games, while Zizic contributed 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 32 games.
White never played for the Cavs, but was under contract for 10 days during the regular season and playoffs. He missed most of last season with a broken foot.
Holland was one of the Cavs’ two way players last season, splitting time with the Cavs and the team’s G-league club.
Cavs assistant James Posey will coach the summer league team.