Rawle Alkins was a dynamic scorer during his time at Arizona, forming a one-two punch combination with fellow guard Allonzo Trier. Together with future No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton, the three formed the core of the Wildcats’ offensive attack.
The Brooklyn native put together a solid sophomore season, with averages of 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, helping the Wildcats win the Pac-12 outright, as well as the Pac-12 Tournament. While he didn’t necessarily live up to preseason expectations, Alkins’ stock has more or less remained the same throughout the course of the season, with many different sites have him pegged as a second round pick.
So what could Rawle bring to the table for the Grizzlies?
Alkins is definitely a scorer first and foremost. More than capable of hitting his shot from anywhere on the floor, he excels at driving into the lane and using his powerful frame to bully his way down low. Alkins is also an adequate three point shooter, although his percentage from deep was down slightly from his freshman season. He excels at scoring off the dribble and plays an attacking style that excels at putting pressure on the...