Rawle Alkins leaving Christ the King, enrolling in prep school

  • 07/03/2015 8:10 am in

One of Indiana’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2016, Rawle Alkins, is leaving Christ the King (N.Y.) and enrolling in a prep school for his final high school season.

Alkins made the announcement Thursday afternoon on Twitter:

According to The New York Daily News, Alkins made the decision due to uncertainty about his eligibility status. As an eighth grader in Florida, Alkins played varsity basketball and there was a chance the Catholic High School Athletic Association would have ruled him ineligible next season as a result.

The 6-foot-5, 210 pound guard is rated the No. 23 prospect nationally in the 2016 class by the 247 Composite.┬áHe has scholarship offers from IU, Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova, St. John’s, Texas and many others.

In his time at Christ the King, Alkins led the program to three consecutive city championships and two state federation titles.

This past spring in the adidas Gauntlet series for the NY Rens, Alkins was the circuit’s second leading scorer at 24.3 points per game. He also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

Last October, Alkins took an unofficial visit to Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria.

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  • Hoosier Pride

    i love him….

  • inLinE6

    This is a must-get for 2016. Perfect replacement for Yogi.

  • Ole Man

    He is a SG, not a PG, so how is he a replacement for Yogi?
    I agree that IU would be lucky to land him.

  • At the Quarries

    Rawle and Robert would make a great back court tandem.

  • inLinE6

    I’m sure CTC would sell him the “combo” guard or “lead” guard concept. But yes I agree with you on the position. I was talking more about him being the next back court big star for us.

  • At the Quarries

    Robert is going to be a star too.

  • inLinE6

    Not taking anything away from RoJo. I love that kid. But Rawle may end up being a consensus top20 recruit and McD AA.

  • At the Quarries

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound like the righteous Rob defender, although I am, lol.

  • inLinE6

    Oh I’m a Rob defender myself LOL. We just need to get Rawle’s deal done. He’s a special player in 2016 class.

  • OhioHoosier

    Haha watch the way you word that, this isn’t UK!

  • TomJameson

    I agree about those two. It would be great to see.

    You know it’s funny. I’ve heard little slights here-and-there about RJ. Nothing serious, but just little slights here-and-there. I think he has a great BB IQ, a great work ethic, and a desire to get better.

    I really believe that he will make a great jump this year and will be a great point guard for IU next year.
    Just putting that out there as food for thought.
    Just putting that out there as food for thought.

  • At the Quarries

    Robert is special. There is something very old-school and timeless about him.

  • IUBizmark

    If I could pick one player to land, it would be Rawle.

  • In the limited footage I’ve seen of him, he played quite a lot of point. He seems more than capable of playing point in college.

  • hoosier93

    Well he turned it over a quarter of the time he had the ball.

  • hoosier93

    He’s got a little bit of a hitch in his shot. Kind of awkward. Someone needs to work on that too make it smoother and quicker. Troy has the same problem..

  • TomJameson

    Not sure of the 25 percent turnover stat, but he averaged 2.1 TO per game (.71 for the whole year) Don’t think that’s inordinately high but certainly something to improve on.

    RJ was a freshman who got lots of minutes, and I think he did great in consideration of being in that position. I believe he will cut down on his turnovers, but will also improve his all-around shooting (FG% 429 — 3pt% .388 — FT% .651)

    I think his assists will go up as well. I could be wrong, but I think RJ is a very good BB player who works hard. I will stand by my thinking he is going to have a good jump this year.

  • TomJameson

    I agree … Good description.

  • TomJameson

    Which is the kind of guards CTC likes!

  • Robert Golden

    This has been known for a while but we don’t know where he’ll end up. Coach Martin should bring TB and RJ with him when he visits the kid.

  • hoosier93

    He had a turnover percentage of just about 24%. That’s REALLY bad. Especially for someone that we’re wanting to become PG.

  • TomJameson

    First of all that’s still a stat for a freshman starting guard for a B1G team that plays as fast as it can.

    Next, I’m not doubting you but where did you get that stat? All I could find (with a quick look) was the number per game (2.1).

  • Aaron Anderson

    Do you ever have anything positive to say about anyone or anything? I really don’t understand why you put yourself through such torcher as to watch a team that is so below your standards????

  • marcusgresham

    Yogi’s was about the same # his freshman year.

  • marcusgresham

    Johnson feels to me like the most willing to do absolutely anything he is asked to do. He scores, he passes, he rebounds, he works hard on defense (yes, it needs some improvement, but it’s not for lack of effort.) He quietly goes about his business and he seems to be a pretty strong kid.

  • hoosier93

    I think Alex put it up in an article.

  • hoosier93

    Yogi’s worst habit was jumping to pass. I feel like he does it a bit less now but it is still such a terrible habit. I don’t know if he does because he is little or not though.

  • hoosier93

    Him and Yogi were pretty similar as freshman in the turnovers. But Yogi was close to doubling Robs assists totals. Rob had 79 assists and 71 TO’s. Yogi had 147 and 75.

  • TomJameson

    Okay … Thanks!

  • hoosier93

    But I’ve also looked it up and it was at 20.3% on FoxSports. So he may have gotten a stat from somewhere else or I’m remembering numbers wrong(probably this one).

  • hoosier93

    I found it! It was in the June 22nd Mailbag. 24.2% turnover rate is what was said on there.

  • Kyl470

    Watching the workout videos of the team that they post it always appears that RJ is one of the guys working the hardest.

  • TomJameson

    Dang man, I didn’t mean to send you on a quest! lol All that, and I have more faith in the 20.3% number.

  • Hoosier Hall

    True. Yogi was also a McDonalds AA point guard on a team with 2 lottery picks. Every pass he made was almost a guaranteed bucket. Lol!

  • marcusgresham

    True, but Johnson also had to look to score quite a bit more than Yogi did with the people Yogi had surrounding him.