NBA Draft


Scouting Report

Allen is one of the older and shorter prospects in this year's draft. The 24-year-old guard started 33 of 34 games this past season for an Arizona team that reached the Sweet 16. He averaged 9.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and stepped up his game come tournament time, averaging 11.3 and 52.4 in six Pac-12 and NCAA tourney contests. He is a solid shooter from deep, knocking down 42.7 percent of his 3-point tries, but the outside shot wasn't a big part of his game, as he attempted 75 3s all season. Defense is what he was most known for in Tucson. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team and his 53 steals were tied for the fourth most in the league. His success on defense stemmed from his long arms, using his length to knock balls away and forcing shooters to adjust their shot. Despite measuring 6-foot-1 without shoes at the NBA draft combine, Allen's wingspan was measured at 6-foot, 9 1/4 inches. He had a solid overall showing at the combine, performing well in the 5-on-5s and drills. He totaled 16 points with nine assists and four turnovers in two games while his time in the three-quarter sprint was tied for sixth and his standing vertical leap of 33 inches was tied for ninth out of 55 participants. Allen has a high basketball IQ and plays with a lot of energy but some wonder how his size will affect his play in the pros. His age is also considered a detriment, with younger and more talented players to choose from. It's a longshot for Allen to be drafted but he'll likely get a camp invite.


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