Rawle Atkins is one of the more talented prospects in the 2016 college basketball recruiting class. He is ranked as a five-star guard, and there are plenty of high caliber teams fighting for a commitment from him. Atkins played with the New York Rens during the spring and summer and put up big numbers for them.
During the tenure that he spent with the Rens, Atkins ended up averaging 23.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. His highlight mixtape from his time with the Rens has been released to the public and he is as good as advertised.
Atkins will have to choose between schools like Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville and Kentucky. All of those schools offer him the chance to be a star at the next level, which is exactly the type of potential that he has looking ahead.
There is nothing holding him back from being an NBA prospect in the next few years, but picking the right fit for his college career is a big part of those chances. At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Atkins has received quite a few comparisons to current NBA shooting guard Lance Stephenson. Cincinnati does have a scholarship offer in on him as well, but they likely aren’t among his top schools.
Expect to see him put up big numbers once again during his senior high school season. He has been putting in a lot of work this summer as can be seen from the mixtape above, and the sky is the limit for him in 2015-16.
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