Hoops Recruiting Central: On Alkins, Mudiay

Read more to find out what new schools are involved with Rawle Alkins and why one of Indiana's non-conference games just got a little bit easier.

It seems as if Indiana may have gotten involved with 2016 guard Rawle Alkins at the perfect time.

The Hoosiers contacted and offered Alkins when the contact period opened on June 15, and that meant a significant amount to him. It was one of the first kids contacted by new Indiana assistant Chuck Martin, and now many other schools are getting involved with the Brooklyn prospect.

Alkins picked up a new scholarship offer from Louisville over the weekend and also has gained interest from Kentucky after playing well at the adidas Unrivaled event in Chicago. Alkins also has offers from Miami, N.C. State, Cincinnati, Villanova, Minnesota and others.

The 6-foot-4 Alkins told Scout.com's Evan Daniels over the weekend that he has been talking to Indiana about scheduling a visit. It was the only potential visit Alkins mentioned.

“Me and Tom Crean were talking about going on a visit, but none scheduled or planned right now,” Alkins told Daniels. “Hopefully one day I’ll go.”

Mudiay headed overseas

Indiana's non-conference game against SMU just got a little bit easier.

Emmanuel Mudiay, the second-ranked prospect in the 2014 class, has decided to bypass college and head to play professionally overseas, as first reported by Daniels. Mudiay was signed to play for Larry Brown and SMU and could have made that team one of the 10 best in the nation.

The only other elite prospects to do what Mudiay has chosen to do was Brandon Jennings in 2008 and Jeremy Tyler in 2009. Jennings was the top overall prospect at the time, and it has worked out for him. He now plays for the Detroit Pistons. Tyler plays for the New York Knicks.

The Hoosiers host SMU at Assembly Hall on Nov. 20.

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