Kentucky Wildcats guard Dontaie Allen is entering the transfer portal, he announced Thursday.
This move was widely expected to happen once the offseason began, as the redshirt sophomore fell out of the rotation early this past season and rarely saw the floor after the new year began.
“Lexington, Kentucky will forever be my home,” Allen said. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to put my name into the transfer portal.”
The 6-foot-6 forward out of Falmouth (KY) averaged 2.2 points, 1.2 boards and 0.3 assists this season while appearing in 17 games and shooting just 18.9% from deep. He logged double-digit minutes six times but just once after the calendar turned to 2022.
Allen’s best season came during the COVID-impacted 2020-21 season, where he averaged 5.4 points per game while shooting 39.7% from deep. His three-point shot was something that could have earned him significant playing time again this season, but he ended up hitting just seven of his 37 attempts from deep.
While entering the transfer portal doesn’t mean a player is 100% gone, it’s very hard to see Allen sticking around. Look for him to end up at a mid-major
Best of luck to Allen wherever he ends up next!
Dontaie has been an incredible teammate and brought a lot to our program. He battled to overcome an injury early and never let the adversity change who he was.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) March 24, 2022
Proud of you, Dontaie! Thank you for the last three years and I wish you nothing but success on your journey! https://t.co/t3SXXCxWlb
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