NBA Draft

Scouting Report

Allen worked his way into possibly becoming a lottery pick late in his freshman season at Texas as he grew more comfortable with the level of play in the NCAA. He started every game as Texas struggled to an 11-22 record and wound up leading the Longhorns with averages of 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while finishing second with 13.4 points per game on a team-best 56.6 percent shooting. Allen got better as the season wore on and the competition in the Big 12 got tougher. In his last 18 games - including seven against opponents that were ranked No. 12 or better - Allen averaged 15.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks while shooting 57.1 percent. Two of those contests were against powerhouse Kansas, and Allen totaled 42 points and 30 rebounds while going 17 of 27 from the field. Proving he could play on the big stage is just one reason why NBA teams have Allen on their radar. He measured well among centers at the NBA draft combine, especially in wingspan (7 feet, 5 1/4 inches), hand length (9.5 inches), hand width (10.5), shuttle run (2.99 seconds), three quarter sprint (3.21) and vertical leap (35.5 inches). The potential is there for Allen to have success in the NBA due to his length and size, but he needs to add bulk if he plans on establishing a presence in the paint - his weight of 233.6 pounds at the combine was among the lowest at his position. Allen also struggled at Texas when faced with double-teams, and that paved the way for him to commit a team-leading 84 turnovers.

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