The Big Apple, big city, bright lights and big dreams. All describe New York and if you can make it there then you can make it anywhere. The saying meant the same for Rawle Alkins who has transferred from Christ the King (NY) to a prep school in North Carolina for his senior year. But Alkins passed the torch to 2017 point guard Jose Alvarado a friend and former teammate.
Alvarado has some big shoes to fill and knows the winning history of Christ the King’s basketball program.
“Rawle left a big hole in the team but we’re looking forward and hoping the best him,” said Alvarado. “This season we just want to continue what Christ the King been doing for years and just win,” said Alvarado about the Royals winning ways.
The Royals have been to the New York state title game the past three years and has walked away winning two out of the three appearances.
“It’s going to be a different year for me. Getting much stronger, making smarter decisions and I just want to be great, making sure everybody knows my name,” said Alvarado.
Alvarado has a list of suitors pursuing him and has already taken an unofficial visit to St. John’s. Newly hired Head Coach Chris Mullin and the Red Storm staff have been making New York City a priority on their recruiting trail.
“I just want to feel comfortable and fit in with any program that will prepare me for the next level,” said Alvarado on what he’s looking for from a college programs that are recruiting him.
Although being recruited by over a dozen schools, Alvarado list VCU, St. John’s, Indiana and Iona as the schools showing the most interest at this point.