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Friday Quickies: Dontaie “50 Point” Allen Edition

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UK Commit Dontaie Allen is off to a hot start in his senior season at Pendleton County

Alex Slitz - Lexington Herald-Leader

We knew Kentucky commit Dontaie Allen was a great scorer, and he is showing it early on in his senior year at Pendleton County High School.

Allen, an early candidate for Kentucky Mr. Basketball, followed up a career-high 52 points in his season opener with a 53-point performance last night. Allen scored 53 of his team’s 73 points in a 83-76 loss at Scott last night.

Expect to see several of these type of games from Allen, though his freakishly hot start will probably mean opposing teams will spend more time double-teaming him in the future. Nonetheless, he’s a really talented player and its exciting to have him locked in to the 2019 class as he plays out his senior season in the Bluegrass State.

If you have the opportunity, go check out Allen play in person during the high school season. You can find Pendleton County’s full basketball schedule here, courtesy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

In case you missed it, here are some highlights from Allen’s performance last night.

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Quickies

How would Matthew Hurt potentially fit with Kentucky - Herald Leader

With Hurt set to visit campus this weekend, how would he potentially fit in with next year’s team?

Best case/worst case/likely case for Kentucky’s frontcourt next year - Kentucky Sports Radio

The backcourt and wings should be in good shape. Questions remain about the frontcourt.

Calipari telling his team to play with energy or sit - Courier Journal

Cal wants to see guys giving their all on the court, and if they’re not, they’ll find themselves sitting.

Six things to know about JJ Weaver - Kentucky Sports Radio

Weaver announces his decision today, and Kentucky seems to be in a good spot.

Wandale Robinson wins Paul Hornung Award - Cats Pause

The award presented annually by the Louisville Quarterback Club to the top high school football player in Kentucky.

Mark Stoops should be SEC Coach of the Year - Herald Leader

Stoops will face competition from Ed Orgeron at LSU, Dan Mullen at Florida, and Kirby Smart at Georgia most likely.

Did the light come on for Terry Wilson at Louisville? - Cats Pause

Wilson put on his best performance of the season and provided a lot of optimism going into the bowl game and next season.

Are the Cowboys back? - Bleacher Report

Dallas put on a defensive show in bottling up a potent New Orleans offense last night.

Win might have saved Jason Garrett’s job - Yahoo Sports

Garrett has faced a lot of criticism this year, but the win might have moved him off the hot seat, especially if they can carry that momentum into the last few weeks.

Why the Buccaneers’ plan to give away tickets might be brilliant - Yahoo

The Bucs are giving away home tickets, and while it seems like a move of desperation, it may just work.

Randall Cobb expected to return this week - ESPN

Great to see Cobb make his way back on the field after missing a few weeks due to an injury.

Fun Baker Mayfield is back, and it’s a good thing - The Ringer

Baker Mayfield is a bit polarizing but he is entertaining.

Matt Wells reportedly hired by Texas Tech - Bleacher Report

That’s one name off the market for Louisville, and some thought Neal Brown would be in the running for the Texas Tech job.

Dwight Howard likely to need surgery - ESPN

Not a good piece of news for the Wizards.

Suns are reportedly interested in Markelle Fultz - CBS Sports

Could Devin Booker be getting a new backcourt partner in Phoenix?