OrlandoMagic.com examines the strengths of 2017 NBA Draft prospects.
By Josh Cohen
- When you watch Rawle Alkins you will feel like you are watching Lance Stephenson. They have similar body types, movements and styles. Like Stephenson, Alkins is a very aggressive, persistent and energetic player. He’s fearless and ferocious when he attacks the paint. He also has supreme strength for a guy 6’4.
- Alkins is an outstanding rebounder for a guard. He averaged nearly five rebounds per game in his one season at Arizona. He’s tenacious and will outwork opponents on the glass. He uses his strong frame and dynamism to establish good box out position.
- While out of control sometimes and not a “pure” outside shooter, Alkins knows how to mix it up on the offensive end. He has a fairly reliable step-back jumper and he’s very crafty around the rim (can finish acrobatically). Alkins is relentless and has the potential to be a highly effective scorer in isolation.
Position: SGHeight: 6’4Weight: 220College: ArizonaCollege Stats: 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists
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