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Morning Rumble: Rawle Alkins scoring at will in Italy, Torin Dorn finds a new home

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Today in the Morning Rumble, Rawle Alkins takes his talents to Italy, Torin Dorn chooses a new home, John Calipari rips into a couple of radio show hosts and Paschal Chuwku is visiting a MAAC school on Monday.

Starting overseas, St. John's has their sights set on breakout, future 5-star 2016 Christ The King guard, Rawle Alkins, who is currently competing in the Adidas Eurocamp in Italy. According to NBC Sports' College Basketball Talk, Alkins was scoring at will, providing efficiency, showing his ability to score at all three levels, dominating in transition and playing strong, effective defense.

He put up 18 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out two assists while shooting 7-for-8 from the field.

No one's stock is rising higher than this New York guard as Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and other major programs have reached out to show their interest.

Now to transfer news as former Charlotte guard and Conference USA Freshman of the Year Torin Dorn chose North Carolina State over Miami on Sunday night.

Dorn will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, but will contribute solid minutes in 2016-17 when the Wolfpack will be in line for a top five slot in the ACC.

Dorn decided to transfer from Charlotte after Alan Major was replaced by former NBA player Mark Price. Dorn averaged 12 points per game, 3.7 boards and shot over 50 percent from the field last season.

This is an awesome gift from Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban decided to provide his alma mater, the Indiana Hoosiers, with $5 million as a way to provide students, athletes and fans with a new technology center.

The technology center will give recruits a virtual reality tour of the campus, will provide more student jobs, will create different camera angles for fans at football and basketball games and will give coaches a different few of the playing field to help improve their team's performance.

For your morning entertainment, check out John Calipari on the Dan Patrick Show. Yes, this was from last week but boy is this funny. Dan Patrick simply asked the Kentucky coach a question about the platoon system and suddenly Calipari decided to get a bit testy.

And then he left more for Colin Cowherd.

Maybe all the 5-star recruits he missed this spring period are getting to him.

Former Providence big man Paschal Chukwu visited Kansas and Nebraska this past week and his next stop is to head to New Roselle Monday to visit with Tim Cluess and Iona.

Chukwu, who caught the Friars by surprise with his decision to transfer, also is considering Virginia and Michigan State. He will have to sit out a season and resume his career in 2016-17 (three seasons remaining).

While Chukwu tries to find a new home, the Friars are scrambling to find a big man. They brought John Carlos Reyes, a 2015 recruit, in for a visit over the weekend and remain in the mix for former North Carolina State big man Kyle Washington, who won't be eligible to play until 2016.