Rawle Alkins is one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2016 college basketball recruiting class and every team in the country appears to be interested in bringing him on board. Alkins has said in the past that the only team that has yet to offer him a scholarship is the Duke Blue Devils, which is a bit interesting to say the least.
Alkins is one of the most talented players in the nation and has officially cut his list down to 10 schools.
— Rawle Alkins (@Iam_RawleAlkins) August 1, 2015
The 10 schools that he has on his list are an interesting mixture of powerhouse schools and some smaller schools that would be a bit of a surprise for him to commit to.
At this point in time, the 10 schools that he is still considering are Kansas, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, St. John’s, N.C. State, Maryland, Texas and UNLV. Obviously the teams like N.C. State, St. John’s, Maryland and UNLV are going to have a hard time competing with what the other schools can offer Alkins.
Perhaps that won’t matter to him, but it certainly seems to matter to almost every other prospect.
One player that many have been comparing Alkins to is former Cincinnati Bearcats star Lance Stephenson. He has found success in the NBA and has a very similar type of skill-set and body as Alkins.
It is a glowing comparison and one that Alkins is going to work hard to make realistic.
At 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds, Alkins has an all-around skill-set to go with his size. Whoever is able to get a commitment from him will immediately see their basketball program take a leap forward with the recruiting class that they have. There is no question that he has NBA potential and he brings an excellent work ethic to go along with a good attitude and the willingness to learn from his coaching staff.
It will be interesting to see who he ends up choosing off of his final 10 teams, and the recruiting battle to earn that commitment will now pick up in a big way.
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