Rawle Alkins has yet to announce whether he will stay in the NBA Draft and sign an agent or return to the Arizona Wildcats for his sophomore season, and has worked out for at least two teams since the NBA Combine.
UPDATE: Malcolm Hill has been added to the draft workout tomorrow (replacing Rawle Alkins). pic.twitter.com/tAuLwDElJq— Utah Jazz PR (@UtahJazzPR) May 19, 2017
This move fuels speculation that Alkins will return to school next year. He still has until Wednesday, May 24th to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft.
Our Ryan Kelapire wrote several days ago that Arizona has one scholarship available after the recent commitment of Duke transfer Chase Jeter. If Alkins were to leave, that would mean the Wildcats would have two scholarships to work with as they try and finalize the 2017 recruiting class.
The primary target for now appears to be Pitt grad transfer Cameron Johnson, who is eligible immediately and also has two years of eligibility remaining. There’s also Brian Bowen, who decided to not sign with a team during the signing period, allowing himself more flexibility depending on how these other decisions play out.
So while it’s impossible to definitively say why Alkins isn’t working out with the Jazz this weekend, it certainly adds another layer of intrigue for these next few days.