Dontaie Allen misses three games with knee injury

 Posted by at 12:54 PM on December 30, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen misses three games with knee injury
Dec 302018
 

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As expected, UK signee Dontaie Allen missed all three of Pendleton County’s games at the Ashland Invitational this past weekend after suffering a knee injury in a game on Dec. 22.

Without its star player, Pendleton County lost all three games at the event: 72-63 to Seneca, 66-55 to host Ashland Blazer, and 69-44 to Louisville Christian. Pendleton County entered the tournament with a 9-4 record, and Allen had averaged 42.9 points and 14.2 rebounds in those 13 games.

The Wildcats’ next game is scheduled to be played at Sayre on Friday, and it will be Allen’s only regular-season game in Lexington, his future home. His availability for that game will be determined later this week. Pendleton County head coach Keaton Belcher said a Wednesday MRI at UK Hospital showed nothing abnormal in Allen’s knee, and he’s been told to rest and ice until he feels better.

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UK signee Dontaie Allen sidelined with knee injury

 Posted by at 1:51 PM on December 26, 2018  Comments Off on UK signee Dontaie Allen sidelined with knee injury
Dec 262018
 

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UK basketball signee Dontaie Allen is expected to miss all three of Pendleton County’s games at this week’s Ashland Invitational with a knee injury, his head coach said Wednesday.

Pendleton County Coach Keaton Belcher said Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing and the state’s leading scorer and rebounder this season — is still limping badly from an injury suffered in the second quarter of last week’s game against Cooper. He’s due to be re-evaluated at UK Hospital on Wednesday night.

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Dontaie Allen leaves Saturday’s game with injury

 Posted by at 10:50 PM on December 22, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen leaves Saturday’s game with injury
Dec 222018
 

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Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen left Saturday’s game in the second quarter and did not return, scoring 10 points in the Wildcats’ 61-24 loss to Cooper in the Phillip Wood Classic.

Allen, a UK signee, went down with a knee injury and did not play in the second half. He was taken to Lexington for evaluation, and X-rays on his knee came back negative. The Herald-Leader was told Saturday night that Allen should be considered day-to-day.

In 12 minutes of play before he was injured Saturday afternoon, Allen recorded 10 points and was 2-for-7 from the field (all three-point attempts) while making all four of his free throw attempts. He also had two rebounds, two blocked shots and one assist.

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UK signee Dontaie Allen scores career high Friday

 Posted by at 11:21 AM on December 22, 2018  Comments Off on UK signee Dontaie Allen scores career high Friday
Dec 222018
 

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Dontaie Allen scored a career-high 57 points and added 18 rebounds with six blocked shots in Pendleton County’s 93-81 victory over Bryan Station on Friday night.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing — has now scored more than 50 points in six of Pendleton County’s 12 games this season. He scored 52 points Thursday and has recorded a double-double in all of his games as a senior. Allen signed with the University of Kentucky last month and is regarded as a Top 100 recruit nationally.

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Another 50-point game for UK signee Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 11:31 AM on December 21, 2018  Comments Off on Another 50-point game for UK signee Dontaie Allen
Dec 212018
 

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UK basketball signee Dontaie Allen turned in his fifth 50-plus point game of the season Thursday, scoring 52 points in Pendleton County’s 89-70 over St. Henry.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing — was 19-for-33 from the field, 2-for-11 from three-point range, 12 of 15 on free throws and grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked seven shots, and added one assist and one steal. He passed Pendleton County great Talbert Turner in the fourth quarter to become the school’s all-time leading scorer. Allen now has 3,188 points for his high school career.

The future Kentucky Wildcat is averaging 44.6 points and 14.9 rebounds per game this season. Despite the subpar three-point shooting effort Thursday, he has still made 42 threes and is shooting 38.5 percent from long range in 11 games this season. Allen is shooting 75 percent from the free throw line.

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Dontaie Allen just misses another 50-point game

 Posted by at 11:23 AM on December 15, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen just misses another 50-point game
Dec 152018
 

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UK signee Dontaie Allen’s unbelievable offensive season continued Friday night with a 49-point showing in Pendleton County’s 91-55 victory over Harrison County.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing who signed with the Cats last month — also had 20 rebounds and seven assists in the game, leading Pendleton County to a 7-2 record so far this season. He was 17-for-26 from the floor, 7-for-13 from three-point range and 8-for-11 from the free throw line.

Over his last three games, Allen has gone 20-for-35 from three-point range (57.1 percent).

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Another big game from UK signee Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 9:56 PM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Another big game from UK signee Dontaie Allen
Dec 042018
 

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Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen had 34 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in an 82-47 victory over Nicholas County on Tuesday night.

Allen, who signed with UK last month, scored all of his points in the first three quarters of the game, which concluded with a running clock in the fourth quarter. Through four games this season, the 6-foot-6 wing is averaging 41.0 points and 17.0 rebounds.

Pendleton County plays its next game a little closer to Lexington — a road contest at Clark County on Friday night. That game is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

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Dontaie Allen has major double-double at Hoop Fest

 Posted by at 11:53 AM on December 2, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen has major double-double at Hoop Fest
Dec 022018
 

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UK signee Dontaie Allen had 25 points and 23 rebounds in Pendleton County’s 50-45 victory over Marshall County on Saturday night at the Marshall County Hoop Fest.

Allen, who committed to UK over the summer and officially signed with the Wildcats last month, was 9-for-20 from the field and made one of five three-point attempts at the Hoop Fest, a major showcase which attracts national talent and dates back to 1996.

“Dontaie was a man amongst boys the entire game,” said Pendleton County head coach Keaton Belcher. “Marshall County played a diamond-and-1 junk defense the entire game to slow him down and he still finished with 25 points and (23) rebounds. He truly deserved most valuable player of the game.”

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Dontaie Allen sets a date to sign with Kentucky

 Posted by at 10:17 AM on November 12, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen sets a date to sign with Kentucky
Nov 122018
 

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Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen will officially sign with Kentucky on Friday at a special ceremony at his high school.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing in the 2019 class — committed to UK in early August during a campus visit. He averaged averaged 31.8 points per game and shot nearly 40 percent from three-point range for Pendleton County as a junior, and he’ll be one of the frontrunners for Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Kentucky this season.

The early signing period begins Wednesday, and Allen will join five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey and five-star wing Kahlil Whitney as early signees. Kentucky is also still recruiting several other players in the 2019 class.

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Calipari watches Dontaie Allen again Friday night

 Posted by at 11:25 PM on July 27, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari watches Dontaie Allen again Friday night
Jul 272018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

UK Coach John Calipari was on the recruiting trail Friday night to see Pendleton County star Dontaie Allen play in the Louisville Jam Fest, his final recruiting event of the July evaluation period.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing — is set to visit UK on Wednesday, and he could receive a scholarship offer from the Wildcats during that trip. He’ll be one of the frontrunners for Mr. Basketball honors as a senior this season. Rivals.com and 247Sports have both elevated him to Top 100 status in the 2019 class this month, and he’s picked up recent offers from Louisville, Florida, Xavier and several other top programs.

Calipari watched Allen play for the first time a couple of weeks ago at the Under Armour Challenge. The UK coach called Allen a few days later to set up next week’s campus visit.

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