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Friday Quickies: Dontaie Allen’s Bright Future Edition

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Nothing against any Kentucky player to ever wear the uniform, but there’s just something about a kid from the bluegrass wearing Kentucky blue. For this season, that young player was Dontaie Allen. After sitting last year due to injury, he sprung on to the scene showcasing his ability to catch fire from behind the arc. After a stretch of less-productive games, Allen made a statement once again in Nashville against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He played 29 minutes (second most on the team) and led his squad with a game-high 23 points on 8-15 shooting (6-13 from deep).

Ironically, a little over two months ago, Allen put up the same amount of points in a narrow win over the Bulldogs in Starkville.

While things didn’t end up going Kentucky’s way on Thursday or for most of this season, one positive takeaway can be Allen’s attitude going forward.

The future of several Kentucky players remains unclear, but one thing is for certain: Dontaie Allen plans on sticking around and improving his game. That’s something all of Big Blue Nation can get behind.

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