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Wednesday / September 20.
  • Rawle Alkins on His Return Home This Weekend and the Latest on His Recruitment

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    When Rawle Alkins returned home to the Big Apple for the Grind Session on New Year’s Eve Day, the event was barely publicized and it cost fans $25 to gain entrance to Baruch College.

    NEW YORK When Rawle Alkins returned home to the Big Apple for the Grind Session on New Year’s Eve Day, the event was barely publicized and it cost fans $25 to gain entrance to Baruch College.

    Not surprisingly, there were no college coaches or NBA scouts in the building, only a few media personnel and maybe 100 fans in attendance.

    When the 6-foot-4 Alkins returns home this weekend for two games in the Big Apple Basketball Invitational on Saturday and Monday at Baruch (where tickets cost $10), he hopes for a much bigger showing.

    “That’s why I’m saying New York should be fun at the [Big Apple Invitational],” Alkins told SNY.tv at a recent stop in Paducah, Ky. “We come back to New York [this] week. That’s my second debut back after I moved to North Carolina. The first time I came at the Grind Session, they charged $25 to enter. I had people come ’cause they told me they would come. Then they looked at the price and was like ‘Ooh, we’re not even in the NBA yet.'”

    Because he played some varsity basketball as an eighth-grader in Florida, Alkins was forced to leave Christ the King High School in Queens before his senior season. After leading the Royals to three New York Catholic League titles, Alkins returns this weekend with Raleigh (N.C) Word of God Academy.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.