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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Another UK recruiting visit date set for Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 10:42 AM on July 18, 2018  Comments Off on Another UK recruiting visit date set for Dontaie Allen
Jul 182018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen has scheduled unofficial visits to Kentucky on Aug. 1 and Louisville on Aug. 13.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing — had a tremendous start to the July recruiting season with his M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs travel team last week, earning scholarship offers from Louisville, Florida and Auburn and generating continued interest from the UK coaching staff.

It’s possible that UK will extend a scholarship offer during next month’s visit. Last week was the first time that John Calipari had seen Allen play, and the Kentucky head coach was not in Lexington when Allen visited UK last month.

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Calipari watches battle of two top Kentucky targets

 Posted by at 10:17 PM on July 11, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari watches battle of two top Kentucky targets
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John Calipari and Penny Hardaway were both courtside to watch the consensus No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class, James Wiseman, on Wednesday night in the opening game of the Nike Peach Jam event in Augusta, Ga.

Wiseman is expected to choose either UK or Memphis. His team pulled out a 70-69 victory over a squad led by Vernon Carey, the No. 1 player in the Rivals.com rankings and another major Kentucky target. Carey is also considering Duke, Miami, Michigan State and North Carolina.

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Vanderbilt is latest school to offer Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 3:30 PM on June 29, 2018  Comments Off on Vanderbilt is latest school to offer Dontaie Allen
Jun 292018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen received a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt during an unofficial visit to the school Friday.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing in the class of 2019 — averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as a high school junior last season, shooting nearly 40 percent from three-point range. 247Sports recently moved him up to the No. 154 overall ranking in the class of 2019.

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UK visit date set for in-state recruit Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 10:46 PM on June 1, 2018  Comments Off on UK visit date set for in-state recruit Dontaie Allen
Jun 012018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen will take his unofficial visit to Kentucky on June 10, his AAU team announced Friday night.

Allen — a 6-foot-7 forward — has had a tremendous spring with M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs, picking up scholarship offers from West Virginia, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Dayton this week, with other recent offers from Xavier, Nevada and Western Kentucky, among others.

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More offers for in-state UK basketball target Allen

 Posted by at 10:07 AM on May 30, 2018  Comments Off on More offers for in-state UK basketball target Allen
May 302018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

It’s already been a busy week for Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen, who has received two new scholarship offers over the past couple of days and could have more on the way.

Allen — a 6-foot-7 wing in the class of 2019 — announced a new offer from Dayton on Tuesday and an offer from West Virginia on Wednesday. He’s also expected to visit Purdue on Wednesday, and the Boilermakers could come though with an offer on that trip. Update: Allen did indeed earn a scholarship offer from Purdue on Wednesday, and he also picked up a new offer from Virginia Tech, bringing his total to four new offers in the past two days.

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National analyst picking Xavier for Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picking Xavier for Dontaie Allen
May 152018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Following his scholarship offer from Xavier on Monday afternoon, Dontaie Allen also picked up the first school prediction on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Snow, who covered Allen at a recent event in Indianapolis, is now picking the Musketeers for the in-state basketball standout from Pendleton County.

Xavier Coach Travis Steele watched Allen — a 6-foot-7 small forward — play on back-to-back days in Indianapolis as part of the final evaluation period of the spring. U of L head coach Chris Mack also watched Allen in one of those games.

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In-state basketball star impressed over the weekend; Louisville and UK now involved in his recruitment

 Posted by at 10:09 AM on April 30, 2018  Comments Off on In-state basketball star impressed over the weekend; Louisville and UK now involved in his recruitment
Apr 302018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball standout Dontaie Allen generated some buzz over the weekend, playing for MATTS Mustangs at the Terrific 24 event in the Indianapolis area.

247Sports recruiting analyst Brian Snow singled out Allen as a high-major prospect in a write-up Saturday, noting that coaches from Purdue, Providence and Xavier were all there to watch him play that day.

On Sunday morning, new Louisville head coach Chris Mack turned away from the Nike and Under Armour events in the area just to see Allen play. He was joined by Xavier head coach Travis Steele, who was watching Allen for the second day in a row.

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