Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton will replace injured Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro on the U.S. Team in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars, which will be played on Friday, Feb. 14 … in Chicago.
Herro has missed Miami’s last three games with a sore right ankle.
Sexton was a surprising exclusion in the first place. He ranks fourth among rookies and sophomores in points per game (19.7). In fact, the only other player in the top 16 of rookie/sophomore scoring average who wasn’t already selected was Marvin Bagley III, who has missed most of the season due to injury.
Scoring isn’t everything, and Sexton must work on his all-around game – especially distributing and defense. But points usually draw recognition. They’re the biggest reason Sexton got picked here.
It also helps not to say “The NBA can really suck my d—” or call voters “ASSistant coaches.”