Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rawle Alkins NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-4 - Shooting Guard - Arizona

Strong as a bull and very aggressive with his moves to the rim.

Pros
A natural scorer who won't be denied. Has great strength in a compact frame, which allows him to out muscle defenders and create space for his shot. Has good handles and uses his size well to get into the lane.

Plays an uptempo attacking style and puts a ton of pressure on the defense. Has good burst and a nice first step.

Can score from inside and out. Has an improving three point shot, a good step back jumper and overall good scoring touch.

Cons
Tends to force the issue and doesn't have great shot selection. Is a shoot first player an doesn't do a good job of moving the ball and getting teammates involved.

Is not a true high riser and doesn't have great length.

Doesn't always but in the effort on defense or getting back in transition. Reaches instead of sliding his feet and gambles for steals too often.

Comparisons
His size and passing abilities remind of Lance Stephenson. He's got some Isaiah Rider in his game.

Projection: possible first round pick in the 2017 or 2018 NBA Draft