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UK signee Dontaie Allen joins the 3,000-point club after another 50-point barrage

Allen’s ability to score the basketball should bode well for the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Over the past decade, Kentucky hasn’t had many standout wings in terms of scoring the basketball and creating offense on their own. However, come next fall, it looks like they’ll have a special talent.

Pendleton County senior and Kentucky Wildcats signee Dontaie Allen joined his school’s 3,000 point club on Wednesday night. He did so with his latest 50-point outing, this time going for 53 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in Pendleton County’s win at Robertson County.

The Kentucky signee was 17/25 from the field and made nine of 14 three-point attempts, which has to be music to the ears of John Calipari, who has struggled to find shooters recently.

Allen is just the 35th player in the history of KHSAA basketball to reach the 3,000 point mark.

Recruiting wise, head coach Calipari hasn’t been highly active in the state of Kentucky in recent years. However, landing Allen seems to be a significant win. Allen’s ranking will only rise as his senior year moves along, as his resume includes multiple 50-point games to start the season.

At 6-6, 185 pounds, Allen stands just one inch shorter than current Kentucky big man PJ Washington. Allen’s height and length, combined with a unique skill set, will provide a versatile asset for Kentucky’s half-court offense. His ability to shoot from outside comes naturally, while weight training and conditioning at the collegiate level will only improve his ability to finish inside at the rim.

As the season moves along, the currently Kentucky basketball team will certainly remain dominant in the headlines. However, keeping tabs on Allen’s senior season will be well worth the effort.