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  • Alabama's Collin Sexton taken 8th overall by Cleveland Cavaliers

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    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)

    Collin Sexton has joined the brotherhood that is the National Basketball Association. The Alabama freshman guard was selected with the 8th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Thursday's NBA Draft.

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Alabama senior relief pitcher Brett Whitaker was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Second Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. Whitaker, a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.87 in human performance/exercise science.

Primarily a relief pitcher for the Crimson Tide, Whitaker has appeared in 16 games this season. He is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 16.2 innings pitched, and has recorded 17 strikeouts. Additionally, Whitaker is used on the offensive side and was instrumental in the Tide's 5-4 win in game one of its recent series at Mississippi State. Whitaker hit a game-winning, pinch-hit home run, his first of the season, to lead off the 10th inning against the Bulldogs.

To be nominated for the team, a student-athlete must have a 3.3 or better cumulative GPA and be in their second year both competitively and academically at a school. For a complete list of the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District baseball teams, visit http://bit.ly/AcademicAllDistrict.

The Alabama baseball team will play a three-game Southeastern Conference series against the LSU Tigers, Friday-Sunday, May 6-8. First pitch for the series is slated for 6:35 p.m. on Friday from Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics

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