The Wildcats’ star has updated his NBA Draft decision.
Whether or not Arizona is ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls for the 2017-18 season might hinge on the decision of Rawle Alkins.
The Wildcats’ star freshman guard declared for the NBA Draft, but didn’t sign with an agent, making it possible to return for a sophomore season.
Following the NBA Combine in Chicago, the potential All-American says he’s still up in the air.
Asked if he was leaning toward staying in the NBA Draft, the 6-foot-5 guard said, “I have no idea. It’s 50-50, depending on the feedback that I get. I have until the 24th (of May) to make my decision and I’m considering coming back to school 100 percent, and I’m considering entering the Draft 100 percent. So it’s 50-50.”
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Alkins has not hired an agent and said he’s relying on his cousin, Rodney Laboissiere, to help him with the process.
“It’s a tough process because of the fact that I have until May 24th to make a decision and I don’t have any representation, so it’s all off of what the NBA teams tell me and I just gotta trust them,” he said.
Alkins averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds a game for the Wildcats this past season. He’s a potential All-American if he returns to school.