Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Bulls Guard Rawle Alkins

By Jake Winderman | July 26, 2018

Player: Rawle Alkins

College: Arizona (2016-18)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 220 pounds

NBA Team/G League Affiliate: Chicago Bulls/Windy City Bulls

College Breakdown: Rawle Alkins spent two years at the University of Arizona before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft. Alkins was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention after averaging 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game during his sophomore campaign. The Brooklyn product had five games of 20 points or more during the 2017-18 season and hit at least two 3-pointers in 10 of the 23 games he played in last year. Alkins shot 36.5 percent from beyond the arc during his career at Arizona and knocked down 45.0 percent of his shots from the field.

Scouting Report: Alkins projects to be a shooting guard in the NBA, but will be able to play some small forward due to his length and athleticism. Alkins is 6-foot-5 with a near 6-foot-9 wingspan and has a standing reach of 8-foot-3. With an extremely quick first step and the tenacity to finish with contact in the paint, Alkins will present an immediate offensive impact when he steps on the floor. On top of his ability to slash, Alkins is a consistent 3-point shooter and is decent at hitting mid-range shots off the dribble. If Alkins can play with the same offensive and defensive motor he had in college, and show he’s fully healed from a foot injury that cost him time during his sophomore season, he’ll be a strong 3-and-D type of player with the Bulls.

Organizational Fit: The Windy City Bulls finished 13th out of 26 teams in points per game during the 2017-18 season and will welcome Alkins’ near-immediate scoring impact. While the Bulls are a relatively young NBA G League franchise, the team has developed such NBA players as Jarell Eddie, Kris Dunn, Cameron Payne, Zach LaVine and Antonio Blakeney.

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