The 23-year-old Alkins went undrafted out of Arizona in 2018. The 6’5″ shooting guard saw his only prior NBA action during the 2018/19 season, when he inked a two-way contract with the Bulls. Alkins split his time between Chicago and the team’s G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Alkins averaged 11.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.9 APG, 0.9 SPG, and 0.7 BPG in 44 games for the Windy City Bulls. Alkins also suited up for Chicago across 10 games, starting one. He averaged 12.0 MPG, 3.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 1.3 APG.
After the Bulls opted not to retain him for the 2019/20, Alkins played in Portugal, logging time with FC Porto of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol.
As an Exhibit 10 signing, Alkins will now join the Pelicans for training camp this month, hoping to make the Pelicans’ regular season roster, or that of their G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks in Eerie, Pennsylvania.