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Name: Kadeem Allen

School:

- Hutchinson Community College 2012-14

- Arizona 2014-17

Season: Senior

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked (2012)

Birthdate: January 15, 1993 (24)

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina

Family: 

- Has a newborn daughter - born while he was at Arizona, met her at 3 months old during Christmas break 2016

High School: New Hanover High School

Accolades:

- 2014 JUCO Player of the Year

Twitter: AllenKadeem

Instagram: KadeemAllen5

Height: 6'3

Weight: 205

Injury History: 

- Suffered dislocated finger against California on February 11th, 2017 - missed February 16, 2017 game, gametime decision for February 18th game vs. Washington  

- Missed Nov 15, 2016 game vs. CSU Bakersfield due to knee injury - only missed 1 game

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Attended Hutchinson Community College from 2012-14, being named National JUCO Player of the Year, All-American, MVP of the All Star Game  

- Redshirted first season at Arizona (what would have been his Junior Season)  

- Coach Sean Miller says Kadeem Allen is their leader

Junior Season Stats: 

- 8.4 PPG

- 3.6 RPG

- 3.1 APG

- 1 SPG

- 0.8 BPG

- 47% FG

- 36% 3

- 71% FT

Senior Season Stats: Through 27 games

- 9.5 PPG

- 4 RPG

- 3.2 APG

- 0.6 BPG

- 1.5 SPG

- 44% FG

- 44% 3

- 74% FT

Analytics: 

- 4th in steal percentage and defensive win shares in the Pac-12 in 2016-17  

- 5th in defensive rating and defensive box plus/minus in the Pac-12 in 2016-17  

- 6th in steals per game in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

Position: PG/SG

Greatest Strength: On Ball Defense

Greatest Weakness: Age + Size (Short for a typical SG)

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 8

Speed: 7

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 7

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 8

Touch: 7

Hands: 8

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 7

Steals: 8

Blocks: 6

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Terrific on ball defender  

- Good 3 point shooter  

- Strong body

Game Analysis: 

Game 1

- vs. Washington

- Drive right baseline hits floater

- Good defender can stay in front

- Allen nice drive right through middle of zone - left to right then right to left and finished strong w left and contact

- Very fast in transition, good athlete

- Moves feet and stays in front really well

- Catch and shoot 3 from left 45 - smooth stroke

- Great chase down block in transition - called foul but wasn't

Game 2

- vs. UCLA  

- #20 Bryce Alford  

- #2 Lonzo Ball

- Pullup 3 straightaway off the left dribble - hits  

- Pullup left elbow jumper off ball screen - miss  

- Nice crossover right to left, beat Alford and fouled at rim by help - FTs 2/2  

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 wide open - miss  

- Drives left, nice body fake to throw off help defender and hits floater in lane  

- Pullup jumper at left short corner contested - miss, bad shot  

- Airballs game tying good look at a 3 from left 45 with 10 seconds left

NBA Comparison: Ian Clark

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 6.5

Projected Draft Spot: Late 2nd Round-Undrafted

Opinion: Allen hangs his hat on his ball defense. He can play either guard position, but is more of a natural SG offensively. He is a good 3 point shooter that can get to the rim and has a strong base. Despite this, Allen lacks the consistent scoring punch to make the NBA and he is already 24. I don't think he will make the NBA, but his defensive potential at least gives him a chance.