Indiana among eight schools in the mix for Rawle Alkins

  • 09/23/2015 9:52 am in

Class of 2016 Word of God, North Carolina guard Rawle Alkins, one of the top guards nationally in his class, announced an updated list of schools Wednesday morning.

The 6-foot-5 Alkins is still considering Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, UNLV and St. John’s.

Alkins is rated the No. 15 player in the 247Composite and visited Bloomington last fall for Hoosier Hysteria.

As a junior at Christ the King in Brooklyn (N.Y.), he led the school to its third consecutive city championship before announcing in early July that he would transfer to a prep school for his final high school season. Alkins transferred to Word of God, which also produced current IU guard Josh Newkirk.

Over the summer, Alkins led the New York Rens to the adidas Gauntlet Finale title in Atlanta. He scored 34 points, including 5-of-11 shooting from behind the 3-point line, in the championship game of that event.

The New York native is not expected to announce a decision until the spring of 2016.

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  • IU diehard from CT

    Come to IU brother. Hang a banner, which has not been done in almost 30 years. Get the training and skills necessary to have an amazing and successful NBA career instead of using college as a pit stop. IU will get you NBA ready. Transform your mind, body and soul preparing for your adult life in the league. IU is for you

  • millzy32

    Alkins, Bridges, and Davis. Get them all and this class would be most likely #1 in the country. Pipe Dream. Heck at this point why not add Maker and make it the best class since the last several Kentucky classes.


    He’s using college as a pit stop if he goes to Incarnate Word.

  • marcusgresham

    Incarnate Word wasn’t among his eight.

  • inLinE6

    He’s far from decision yet but we’re one step further. I see us in his top 5 too.

  • I don’t care if we get to be his top 2. If he doesn’t sign, it’s meaningless.


    Crazier things have happened in college sports.


    Crazier things have happened in college sports..

  • sarge

    Yeah, like any of your comments being informative or taken seriously…

  • HoosierfaninKY

    This guy is a beast!!! I may be wrong but I think we have been following him the longest out of most of those schools. I want Rawle Alkins at IU more than any recruit this year and the next. He is a gamechanger and future NBA #rawlealkinstoIU


    I think there is a good chance he joins Dennis Smith at NC St. NC St has been on a roll. Would love to have him… but don’t see it happening.


    Not when a team like Duke ends up with Tatum and Giles.


    I liked it cause it made me lol.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    I think we get Rawle not that I know or anything but it would be huge.

  • N71

    I liked it because he’s right.

  • N71

    You lost me at “I think”.


    Then you’ll get lost on the post above too.


    Thank you Mr. Tough.

  • marcusgresham

    Wonder if their fight song is “Word Up”

  • marcusgresham

    Story in the Courier Journal today (of course, written from a UK perspective,) said NC St. looks like a frontrunner since he’s transferred so close and is affiliated with the same shoes they wear.


    They’ve been on a roll it seems so I wouldn’t be surprised. They’re a frontrunner on another Top 10 recruit as well. Good for them I guess.


    That’s what they told Nebraska last year.

  • Drew

    Well in order to get him to sign, we need to keep making the cut. That is how it works now.