Arizona forward Deandre Ayton is the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Wildcats guard Rawle Alkins is projected to hear his name called a little bit later in the second round. Alkins has a good opportunity to improve his draft stock at this month’s NBA Draft Combine.
CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander listed Alkins as one of six players who has a chance to raise some eyebrows at the draft combine from May 16-20.
Here’s what Norlander had to say about the Arizona guard:
“Alkins’ athleticism is going to get him drafted, I think. He’ll shine in that regard at the combine, and his drill work could separate him from a lot of prospects in that 45-70 range. Arizona was led last season by Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier, so Alkins was somewhat overlooked. He’s got the ability to go from fringe pick to surefire second-rounder if he aces the combine.”
Alkins averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his sophomore season with the Wildcats. Most mock drafts have him being one of two players from Arizona to be selected in this year’s draft. Ayton is obviously the one who is getting the most attention, Alkins is predicted to go in the second round and Trier is assumed to be an undrafted free agent.