Brooklyn native becomes NBA draft prospect

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Brooklyn's Rawle Alkins has become a prospect in the NBA draft.

Alkins grew up in Brooklyn, and after high school he played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats.

"It's been real since I declared for the draft, since I signed with an agent it's been real, you know, been training every day, three-a-day workouts," Alkins says.

Standing at 6'5”, Alkins thinks he could come off of the board in the first round.

But, for the first time in his life, he won't have control over where he plays basketball.

"I think like - can I really see myself here for the hopefully the next 10 to 12 years, and there's a lot of teams that I'm not sure about. But at the same time I have to understand the big picture and that is I am playing basketball, and doing something that I love and sometimes it's about sacrifice," he says.

Alkins starting with three city titles in three years at Christ the King Regional High School, adding another championship in prep school and winning the Pac-12 conference title both years he was at Arizona.

He has won everywhere he's been, and that's something he's selling teams on as just another way he can contribute to them from day one.

"With team success comes individual success and that's something that I've been brought up to.  To be in New York on draft night, fingers crossed everything goes well, goes as planned, and hopefully it'll be just like I expect," Alkins says.

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