Rawle Alkins was a surprising omission in the 2018 NBA Draft, but he has already found a new home.
Source: Arizona wing Rawle Alkins has agreed to a training camp deal with the Toronto Raptors.— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) June 22, 2018
It does not appear Alkins signed a two-way contract like ex-teammate Allonzo Trier inked with the Knicks.
The 6-foot-5 Alkins averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game as a sophomore at Arizona. He shot 43 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3, and 72 percent from the free-throw line.
Alkins dealt with a foot injury that forced him to miss the first nine games of the season, and he did not make the patented freshman-to-sophomore leap as expected.
He showed a versatile skillset at Arizona, but was not elite in one particular thing.
Still, Alkins was projected to be a second-round pick by every major publication, so going was undrafted was an unforeseen turn of events.
“It’s very hard to judge this year because he missed so much time,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said of Alkins before the draft.
“And although he had a very good season, I think he could have had a great season and some of that will really show itself out this summer in spring when he’s healthy and they (the NBA) really can compare his ability to others. I think he will be an NBA player for a long time.”
Alkins is sure to be with Toronto for NBA Summer League which begins in early July. A good performance there, followed by a strong showing in training camp, will be needed to make the Raptors’ final roster.
He knows that: