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Arizona gets boost as Alkins withdraws from NBA draft

Arizona gets boost as Alkins withdraws from NBA draft
Published On: Mon, May 22
Dec 23, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Elliott Pitts (24) defends Northern Arizona Lumberjacks guard Kris Yanku (4) during the second half at McKale Center. Arizona won 77-44. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Rawle Alkins announced Sunday that he's withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Arizona for his sophomore year.

"I can't wait to help the Wildcats win a national championship," Alkins said.

Alkins averaged 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28 minutes per game as a freshman while shooting 37 percent from 3-point range.

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