Rawle Alkins, Arizona Wildcats A 6-foot-5 guard, Alkins averaged 10.9 PPG and 4.9 RPG. He is torn about whether to leave or go back to school. The Wildcats have Allonzo Trier coming back and will bring in talented big man DeAndre Ayton. Coach Sean Miller also might get Pittsburgh transfer Cam Johnson, so that could further complicate Alkins' role this coming season. "He needs to go back to school," every single NBA executive interviewed said. One added: "I love how hard he plays, but he doesn't really have a position."
Range: Mid to late second round NBA says: Back to school
If he comes back then we are the #1 team in the country entering next season. I thought he was very underrated last season, a true glue guy who does a lot of under the radar stuff that a championship team needs.
Day 1 at the 2017 NBA Combine is an important one as first impressions always go a long way. Arizona freshman Rawle Alkins, who is in attendance but has not yet hired an agent, led all scorers in his 5-on-5 game earlier today with 18 points. The bruising guard also had five rebounds, two assists and a steal in 21 minutes of action. Where there might be concern is the fact the 6-foot 2 (6.25 to be exact) shooting guard also measured the worst body fat percentage of any other guard at the Combine (11.0%). WHAT A FATSO...we will take him back Fat...LOL Keith00..I see you are still making intelligent posts
"I'm very in on Alkins having a breakout season if he comes back. He averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in a talented Arizona team that won 32 games. Alkins would again be part of a loaded Wildcats squad, but I think he'd wind up being second on the team in scoring (behind Allonzo Trier). Alkins had a good showing at the combine. He's a terrific athlete and in a fun spot: He's set up to be a tangible impact player at the college level, or he could take his chances with the NBA and trust that his athleticism and acumen will keep him in the league.
His decision is particularly important for Arizona because, if he doesn't come back, the Wildcats will have to aggressively pursue Brian Bowen, one of two five-star players still uncommitted. It's fair to deduce that Bowen is, in part, waiting to see what Alkins does before making his move."
This is indeed welcome news for the team. He is a good player and adds more depth as anything-like injury- can happen. I suspect it is the best move for Rawle also. Good luck to him. Have a monster season.
AND...Akot just reclassified to '17 according to Scout. Suddenly the wing position is overflowing w/ talent for the Cats for next season. Kinda the way it looked in '16 before defections/injuries/suspensions took a heavy toll.