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UK Basketball Recruiting: Dontaie Allen had great visit with Wildcats and plans a return trip

The Class of 2019 Pendleton County guard is firmly on UK’s radar.


2019 shooting guard Dontaie Allen took an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend, and the in-state recruit seemed impressed by what he saw.

Allen is battling through a hip flexor injury and was unable to participate in on-court activities, but he spent a great deal of time touring facilities and meeting with coaches on Sunday.

Allen averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds in his junior season at Pendleton County High School, shooting nearly 40% from behind the three-point line. Standing at 6’6”, his scoring ability is increasing his stock with every game that he plays.

He has picked up scholarship offers from Purdue, Nevada, WKU, Xavier, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Most of those offers have come since his high school season ended, showing that his three-star rating will likely that hold for long. Kentucky has yet to offer a scholarship, as John Calipari has not been able to fully evaluate Allen.

“They sold me on coming there and working hard,” Allen told Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader after his visit. “They said they tell everyone that wants to go to school there that they’re going to work and I like how serious basketball is to them. It’s strictly basketball and I could use their system to get great things out of it.”

Allen was a first-team All-State player in 2017-2018, and many believe he will be in the running for Mr. Basketball in his senior hoops campaign.

Do you think we will see Dontaie Allen rocking Kentucky Wildcats blue in 2019?