Rawle Alkins was on an unofficial visit to Arizona when Oregon came into the McKale Center and snapped the longest home winning streak (49) in the nation on Jan. 29.
After the game, Alkins, a combo guard at Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.), said he loved the “end of the world” crying scene in the locker room.
“Honestly, seeing their reaction to losing,” Alkins wrote in his USA Today blog. “Was a high point of the visit for me.”
Alkins decided to join the passionate Wildcats Monday night, picking Arizona over North Carolina State, North Carolina, UNLV and St. John’s Monday night on ESPNU.
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Alkins, who is ranked No. 17 overall in the ESPN 100, had, arguably, the most dominant summer of any player on any circuit.
He obliterated the adidas Gauntlet to the tune of 24.3 points per game in route to leading the NY RENS to the Gauntlet title. Alkins also averaged 10.3 points per game to help the U.S. Select team to finish 3-0 at the 2015 adidas EuroCamp in Treviso, Italy, then he won MVP of the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp and capped off his dominant summer by winning MVP of adidas Nations.
Alkins joins European big man Lauri Markkanen and St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) point guard Kobi Jordan-Simmons, Alkins’ teammate at adidas Nations last summer who is ranked No. 18 overall, to form the Wildcats 2016 class thus far.
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