Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rawle Alkins is going to make somebody’s prep school team really good next year.
The 6-foot-5 Christ the King guard announced on Twitter he will spend the 2015-16 season at prep school after his high school clock in New York City ran out.
Sources told SNY.tv that several area prep schools were already working on landing Alkins for 2015-16 and why not? He owns scholarship offers from virtually every major program in the nation, including Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Villanova, Indiana, Louisville, Cincinnati, N.C. State, St. John’s and more. Duke and North Carolina have also expressed interest.
Alkins, who also runs with the NY Rens AAU program, just recently impressed scouts with his play at the Adidas EuroCamp in Treviso, Italy. Beginning with this month’s July live period, he will be targeted by coaches from St. John’s, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana and other elite schools.
“He meant a lot to Christ the King and myself,” CTK coach Joe Arbitello told SNY.tv. “He won the most city championships in the school plus he was a great kid to coach. I will probably never coach a player of his caliber again that has no entourage and doesn’t feel he is entitled to anything. Just a refreshing great player.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.