Small forward Dontaie Allen, a four-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class, has committed to the famed Kentucky Wildcats.
Ranked as the 47th best prospect in his entire class, Allen announced his decision to join Big Blue Nation on Twitter.
He also spoke to recruiting guru Evan Daniels about his decision.
“Really just coach Cal and the competition that I’m going to be facing day in and day out,” Allen said when asked about his pledge. “Their strength and conditioning program I think will help me a lot.”
“I’ve been talking to them every since the July period started when they were talking to me about coming out and watching me,” Dontaie Allen explained. “They were just telling me how they could help me in the weight room and on the court and how they would develop me if I went to UK.”
This is good news for John Calipari and company, especially after losing the commitment of five-star prospect D.J. Jeffries earlier in the week.
For those unaware, Jeffries’ father claimed that Kentucky acted unprofessionally during his son’s decision to not play for the Wildcats.
As for Allen, he was recruited by plenty of big programs, including the likes of Florida, Clemson, Auburn and a plethora of other quality programs.
A talented shooter, both off-the-dribble and spotting up, Allen needs a little more work getting to the basket and with his handle. That being said, rare are the incoming freshman who are ever without a flaw or in need of more development.
Nevertheless, a good get by the Kentucky Wildcats. Not exactly shocking since landing the nation’s best high school players is kind of their thing.
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