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Thursday Quickies: Well wishes for Dontaie Allen Edition

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The Pendleton County senior will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL

Bryan Woolston

All of the Big Blue Nation is offering up their thoughts and prayers toward Pendleton County senior and Kentucky signee Dontaie Allen, as Allen announced yesterday that he would miss the rest of his senior year. It was later reported that this was due to an ACL tear.

Allen was wreaking havoc on high school basketball in Kentucky this year, scoring 558 points through 13 games (nearly 43 points per game) while also leading the state in rebounding at 14.2 rebounds per game.

Allen was initially injured in a game on Dec. 22, according to the Courier Journal and the initial diagnosis was a sprained knee. However, the Mr. Basketball candidate visited a hospital in Lexington yesterday and learned the injury was much more serious.

Allen finishes his Kentucky high school career as the state’s 10th leading scorer all-time and finishes in the top 25 all-time in rebounding. He is a member of the 3,000 point club and was on pace to possibly break 4,000 points.

But now, Allen will begin the long road to recovery before suiting up as a Kentucky Wildcat next fall.

All of us here at A Sea of Blue and all of the Big Blue Nation are wishing you well and lifting you up Dontaie!

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