RAWLE ALKINS

BIRTHDATE: 10/29/97

POSITION: Shooting Guard

HEIGHT: 6'5"

WEIGHT: 220 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Arizona

CLASS: Sophomore

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

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Rawle Alkins is a slashing, big bodied guard. He's really good in transition and she the ball pretty well from 3. Arizona had  basically 5 guys that could put the ball on the ground this year, so it was hard to see what kind of impact Alkins could have truly had with more possessions. He looks like he can be a pretty good playmaker in PNR situations. He's got the physicality and length to be a very good defender. 

 

Alkins still needs a lot of work ok his jumper. Everyone dared Arizona to shoot minus Markannen. Alkins shot 37% but is he going to able to consistently knock down open shots? The trajectory or his shot isn't the same every time and the majority of his jumpers are very flat. In ball screens, Alkins almost never sets up his defender which resulted in few opportunities where he came off the screen cleanly. I wish he showed more creativity off the dribble; everything was a straight lined drive going left. I also wonder what he can become good/great at or will he remain a Swiss Army knife kind of player. 

 

POSITIVES:

Athlete 

Slasher

Long

Physical frame

Decent play maker 

PNR potential

Defensive potential 

Very good in transition

 

AREAS OF CONCERN:

Jumpshot consistency 

Flat jump shot 

Doesn't set up his screens very well

What can he be great at?

Not very creative off the dribble 

Turnover prone 

 JAMES BARLOWE - APRIL 12, 2017