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Jarrett Allen

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Name: Jarrett Allen

School: Texas

Season: Freshman

ESPN High School Ranking: 15 (2016)

Birthdate: April 21, 1998 (18)

Birthplace: Austin, Texas


- Parents Leonard and Cheryl Allen

High School: Saint Stephen's Episcopal School


- 2016 McDonald's All-American

- 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

Twitter: JarrettAllan55

Instagram: _bigjayy_

Height: 6'10.75

Weight: 224

Wingspan: 7'6

Standing Reach: 9'1.5

Freshman Season Stats: Through 21 games

- 12 PPG

- 8.4 RPG

- 1 APG

- 1.6 BPG

- 55% FG

- 60% FT


- 4th in offensive rebounds and rebounds per game in the Big 12 in 2016-17

- 5th in 2-point field goals made in the Big 12 in 2016-17

- 7th in blocks per game and block percentage in the Big 12 in 2016-17

Position: C

Greatest Strength: Post moves, shotblocking, athleticism, feel for the game

Greatest Weakness: N/A

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 8

Speed: 8

Strength: 8

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 8

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: N/A

Jumpshot: 5

Ability to finish at the rim: 8

Post moves: 9

Handle: 6

Passing: 5

Rebounding: 8

Motor: 9

Touch: 8

Hands: 8

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 9

Steals: 5

Blocks: 9

Pick and Roll: 

- Will be a shutdown roll defender, capable of showing and recovering very quickly

- Offensively, he can shoot out to 15 feet, but has a nice stroke and feel - unlimited potential

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Good athlete for his size - moves well

- Bad FT numbers so far but shot isn't broken - appears to be improving - he really takes his time and makes sure his right hand and follow through are straight towards the rim

- Extremely fast running the floor

- Already capable of fighting for positioning - stronger than his thin frame looks

- Calls for the ball when open and presents a hand of where to put it - does an excellent job fighting for positioning

- Really long arms

- Capable of guarding well on the perimeter

- Quick and under control on closeouts in the zone

- Natural shot blocking timing

Game Analysis: 

- vs. West Virginia

- #11 Nathan Adrian

- #15 Lamont West

- #25 Maciej Bender

- #50 Sagaba Konate

- #20 Brandon Watkins

- #45 Elijah Macon

- Fouled going up after catch on right block - FTs 2/2

- Offensive rebound

- Slips setting the ball screen and gets an offensive foul on the catch - turns right into him - was tough situation

- Good over the top pass in transition for a layin

- Catches deep in left post, turns left and hits bank shot with left - NBA move

- Fouled fighting for position - 1 and 1 - FTs 2/2

- Good strong-side show on drive to stop it and then recovery

- Catches on left block, turns middle, hook shot blocked

- Fouled fighting for positioning - did a great job repositioning himself and fighting around denials - FTs 2/2

- Great help defense in the post altering the shot and going really high - then on offensive rebound blocked the shot but called for foul

- Catches alley-oop and dunks - high low feed over the top

- WOW - Catches in deep left post, turns right, notices double team there, turns back left, backs down, spins right and lays it in - incredible move

- Great weakside block in help at the rim 

- Catches right short corner and hits jumper - tough shot because he shot it from so close - good touch

- Fouled fighting for an offensive rebound - penalty - FTs 1/2

- Offensive rebound and smooth right hook putback in last 10 seconds

NBA Comparison: Better Myles Turner

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 8.5

Projected Draft Spot: Lottery Pick

Opinion: Allen is awesome. He is a great athlete with elite shotblocking timing. He has a rare feel for the game and great body control as well. Offensively, he has some very strong post moves, good touch, and should be able to extend his jumpshot pretty deep. Allen should be a star in the NBA.