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Arizona G Rawle Alkins Withdrawing From NBA Draft, Returning For Sophomore Season

Arizona guard Rawle Alkins will return to school.

Arizona basketball just got a big boost for 2017-18. Guard Rawle Alkins announced he is withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft process and returning to Tucson for his sophomore season.

"Story is not over yet, still have some unfinished business to take care of," Alkins tweeted this afternoon.

The Wildcats are projected to be one of the top teams in the nation next year, and Alkins' return ought to do nothing but bolster their chances.

In his first season, the burly 6-foot-5 New York City native averaged 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.0 minutes per contest.

Alkins also shot 37 percent from beyond the three-point line. Along with Allonzo Trier, he will be counted upon to lead Arizona next year.

The Wildcats also welcome in a top-five recruiting class.