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Prospect Profile

Jeff Allen

  • Full Name: Jeff Allen
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 230
  • Birthdate: June 12, 1987
  • College: Virginia Tech

Strengths:

  * Versatile game
  * Great rebounder
  * Good shot blocker
  * Good passer

Weaknesses:

  * Has tweener size; what's his position?
  * Could work on perimeter game, though he's a better shooter than some believe
 

NBA projection:
If Allen gets a chance to win a spot, he can be a versatile frontcourt player who competes on the backboards. Could be a good defender because of his length; long arms make him a sneaky shot blocker.

2010-11 Season:
Allen was chosen second-team All-SEC and was one of only two players to win ACC Player-of-the-Week honors three times. Allen finished second on the team in scoring and first in rebounding. He was third in the ACC in rebounding. Allen racked up 16 double-doubles, which led his team. He finished fourth place all-time at Virginia Tech with 1,111 career rebounds and 233 career steals, fifth with 150 career blocked shots and 12th all-time in career points (1,702).

Key statistics:
13.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.9 tpg, 0.7 bpg, 1.2 spg, 32.3 mpg, .501 FG, .147 3PT, .660 FT

Cool statistic:
Allen is the only player in ACC history to accumulate 1,600 points, 1,100 rebounds, 200 steals and 150 blocked shots in his career.

Reminds me of:
DeJuan Blair

What Insiders Say:
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg
"You look at DeJuan Blair. Jeff Allen could be another DeJuan Blair. He's a skilled hybrid forward who has a knack to rebound the basketball. He's not as efficient on the low block as Blair, but he has a better face-up game than Blair. He's got a feel for the game and he's a very good passer."

What Outsiders Say:
Oklahoma State assistant coach Chris Ferguson
"Good player. Great hands, good feat, sneaky athletic, and he seems to have a good feel and a good IQ for the game."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

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