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Allonzo Trier, Rawle Alkins have mixed results at NBA Combine

Both Wildcats struggled in their first scrimmage, but excelled elsewhere

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Allonzo Trier is projected to go undrafted in nearly every mock draft, so he could greatly benefit from a strong showing at the NBA Draft Combine.

His first major day at the event could have gone better.

The former Arizona Wildcats guard had six points, four rebounds, one assist, and five turnovers in his first scrimmage. He shot 2-of-5 from the field, though he was 2-of-4 from 3.

According to Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star, Trier said it was “tough to get a feel” for the game since he was playing on a hastily assembled team.

Trier didn’t do particularly well on the measurement side of things, either. He checked in at 6.5’25” (with shoes) and 198 pounds with a rather pedestrian 6’6.75” wingspan and 8’2” standing reach.

Trier did post a body fat percentage of just 4.95, however, which was one of the best marks at the event.

He fared well in the shooting drills, too. Here are how his numbers broke down as a spot-up shooter:

  • NBA break left — 40.0%
  • NBA break right — 80.0%
  • NBA corner left — 80%
  • NBA corner right — 60%
  • NBA top key — 80%
  • College break left — 80%
  • College break right — 100%
  • College corner left — 100%
  • College corner right — 100%
  • College top key — 80%

And here is how Trier did as a non-stationary shooter:

  • Off dribble college break left — 50%
  • Off dribble college break right — 100%
  • Off dribble college top key — 100%
  • Off dribble fifteen break right — 100%
  • Off dribble fifteen break left — 25%
  • Off dribble fifteen top — 25%
  • On the move college — N/A
  • On the move fifteen — 71.4%

There will be more measurements, drills, and scrimmaging Friday, so Trier still has another chance to impress NBA personnel.

Rawle Alkins struggled in his first scrimmage, too, posting four points and five rebounds on 1-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes. He was 0-of-3 from 3 and 2-of-4 from the free-throw line.

The sophomore checked in a little short at 6’4.75” (with shoes) and 217.4 pounds, but he has a solid 6’8.75” wingspan and 8’3” standing reach. His body fat percentage was 8.9.

Alkins did not participate in the shooting drills (or at least the results haven’t been posted yet), but here is how he did in the strength and agility drills:

  • Lane agility time (seconds) — 11.50s — ranked 30th (of 40)
  • Shuttle run (seconds) — 3.09s — 10th
  • Three quarter sprint (seconds) — 3.18s — 17th
  • Standing vertical leap (inches) — 32.5’ — T6
  • Max vertical leap (inches) — 40.5’ — T6

The Brooklyn native is widely pegged to be an early-to-late second round pick.

Here is the rest of the combine schedule, per ESPN:

  • Friday: Final NBA team interviews (8:30 a.m. to noon). More drills, testing and scrimmages. In the evening: Remaining combine participants meet with players association (NBPA) representatives.
  • Saturday: Medical testing. Meeting with NBA player development group and NBPA.
  • Sunday: Medical testing.
  • Monday: Players depart, many to NBA team facilities for private workouts.