Appears poised for a breakout junior campaign Part of a Spartan backcourt ranked the best in the nation by Lindy's College Basketball Exceptional long-range shooter, with the ability to shoot from well behind the 3-point line Also an exceptional athlete Worked hard to develop his ball handling over the summer Has improved his strength and commitment on the defensive end of the court.
Appeared in all 38 games, starting five Averaged 8.4 points and 2.2 rebounds, ranking fifth on the team in scoring Led MSU in 3-point field-goals made (52) and attempted (167) Scored a season-best 21 points in the season opener against Idaho (11/16) Recorded 12 double-figure scoring efforts, leading the team in scoring in five games Knocked down 4-of-5 3-pointers en route to a 20-point performance against Alcorn State (12/13) Scored 19 points in a start against Bradley (12/7), hitting a season-high five 3-pointers Scored 17 points at Northwestern (1/3), hitting four 3-pointers in the process Led MSU with 17 points against Minnesota (3/13) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Also hit four 3-pointers against Indiana (2/7) in a 16-point performance Scored 16 points against North Carolina (12/3) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Ranked fourth on the team with 48 assists, including three games with four.
Appeared in 32 games Averaged 6.3 points, ranking fifth on the team, and 1.2 rebounds per contest Missed four games in late December and early January with a foot injury Scored 13 points in the season opener against Chicago State (11/13), tying for the fifth-most points in a Spartan freshman debut Second on the team in 3-pointers made (36) and attempted (100), ranking third all-time among Spartan freshmen in both categories Had 13 games with two or more 3-pointers Shot .386 from behind the arc in Big Ten play, ranking 14th in the conference Scored in double figures in nine games Averaged 11.7 points in three NCAA Tournament games, including scoring a season-high 20 against Memphis (3/28) in the Sweet 16 Led MSU with 17 points against Louisiana-Monroe (11/14), adding a season-high six rebounds Scored 17 points, including connecting on 4-of-5 3-pointers, at Northwestern (1/24), playing a season-high 25 minutes and dishing out a season-best three assists Scored 12 points in 22 minutes against Temple (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Second on the team with a .788 free-throw percentage.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAAA Player of the Year and First-Team All-State selection, averaging 27.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.2 steals at Meadowcreek High School Region 8-AAAAA Player of the Year Named Metro Atlanta Boys High School Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club Led Meadowcreek to a 26-3 record and a Region 8-AAAAA title Selected to play in the 2007 Roundball Classic Averaged 26.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his junior season Added 3.2 steals and 2.3 blocks per game, and shot 90.3 percent from the foul line Georgia AAAAA (5A) First-Team All-State honoree Led Meadowcreek to a 24-7 record and its first region championship in school history Scored 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting in the regional championship game Rated the No. 9 shooting guard and the No. 29 player overall by Scout.com and the No. 6 wing guard and No. 29 overall by Prep Spotlight Magazine Recipient of the 2006 Gwinnett County Naismith Award Named Gwinnett Player of the Year and Region MVP in 2006 Made 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team Named to the 2006 Pangos All-American Camp Top 20 `Cream of the Crop' Averaged 26.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals as a sophomore Earned 2005 second-team all-state and all-county honors Averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a freshman Played for Coach Billy Davis at Meadowcreek High School.
Born Nov. 13, 1988 Son of Janice Allen and Stacy Allen His aunt and uncle live in Lansing, on the same street as Magic Johnson's parents Interdisciplinary studies-human resources major.
Allen's Career Highs
Minutes: 28 - two times, last vs. The Citadel (12/17/08)
Points: 21 - vs. Idaho (11/16/08)
Rebounds: 7 - The Citadel (12/17/08)
Assists: 4 - three times, last vs. Wisconsin (2/22/09)
Field Goals: 8 - vs. Memphis (3/28/08)
Field Goal Attempts: 15 - vs. Memphis (3/28/08)
3-Point Field Goals: 5 - vs. Bradley (12/7/08)
3-Point FG Attempts: 10 - vs. North Carolina (12/3/08)
Free Throws: 5 - two times, last vs. Minnesota (3/13/09)
Free Throw Attempts: 6 - two times, last vs. Minnesota (3/13/09)
Steals: 2 - four times, last vs. IPFW (11/19/08)
Blocks: 1 - three times, last vs. Temple (3/20/08)