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Name: KeVaughn Allen

School: Florida

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 56 (2015)

Birthdate: October 10, 1995 (21)

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

High School: North Little Rock High School

Accolades: 

- 1x Freshman SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb 1 2016)  

- 1x SEC Player of the Week  

- Gatorade Arkansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year in Junior and Senior seasons

- MVP of the 2013 state championship game  

- Won Arkansas 7A State Championship 

Twitter: KSAllen1

Instagram: KSAllen1

Height: 6'2.5 (2014 Nike Skills Academy)

Weight: 176

Wingspan: 6'5

Standing Reach: 8'2.5

Injury History: Hasn’t missed any games in 2 seasons at Florida

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Attended a year of prep school at North Little Rock - led them to 7A State Championship scoring 28 points in finals  

- Known for being quiet - "He's as quiet a kid as I've ever coached" … "He speaks with actions"  

- Freshman teammate Dorian Finney-Smith says he is a gym rat

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 11.6 PPG  

- 2.7 RPG  

- 1.6 APG  

- 1.1 SPG  

- 40% FG  

- 32% 3  

- 85% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 31 games

- 13.9 PPG  

- 2.6 RPG  

- 1.5 APG  

- 1.3 SPG  

- 47% FG  

- 40% 3  

- 87% FT

Analytics: 

- 2nd in box plus/minus in the SEC in 2016-17  

- 3 point field goals made and free throw percentage in the SEC in 2016-17  

- 4th in offensive box plus/minus in the SEC in 2016-17  

- 5th in offensive rating and win shares in the SEC in 2016-17

Position: PG/SG

Greatest Strength: 3 point shooting

Greatest Weakness: Size

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 8

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 6

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 5

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 7

Steals: 7

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Can fight over screens well and stay in front of man - fights around screens well in general

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Very strong on ball and help defender - gets steals in both  

- Great 3 point shooter with deep range  

- Quick first step

- Can score in bunches

- Strong in transition

Game Analysis: 

Game 1

- vs. Kentucky  

- #5 Malik Monk

- #25 Dominique Hawkins

- #11 Mychal Mulder

- Catches handoff at right 45 and hits 3  

- Drives left in transition misses left handed floater in lane  

- Nice over the top pass to Hill for a alley-oop layup  

- Nice pass to trailer in transition in the lane for opportunity at the rim

- Curl around high screen hits right short corner jumper - faced up very quickly  

- Left ball screen at right 45, gets Monk on hip, fouled and hits jumper - FT 1/1  

- Catch and shoot 3 from left 45 - miss in and out  

- Catch and shoot deep 3 from right 45 - hits  

- Catch and shoot straightaway 3 from deep - hits  

- Deep pullup 3 from left 45 - miss  

- Hits pullup 3 off the dribble at left 45 - tough shot  

- Drives right, pumps, hits layup with help defender on him  

- Pullup fadeaway 3 from right 45 - miss  

- Missed layup on right drive - should have hit but missed - quick first step  

- DEEP catch and shoot straightaway 3 - hits

- Guarded Malik Monk very well the entire game - was a pest

Game 2

- vs. Vanderbilt  

- #11 Jeff Roberson

- #24 Nolan Cressler

- #2 Joe Toye

- #13 Riley LaChance

- #5 Matthew Fisher-Davis

- Drives right from right 45, hits floater - good body control  

- Steal in strong side help  

- Drives in transition 1 on 3, seeks contact and banks lucky floater in and one - FT 1/1  

- Pumped, drew Lachance, fouled shooting - FTs 2/2  

- Catch and shoot deep straightaway 3 - hits  - Catch and shoot open 3 from left 45 - hits  

- Airballs 3 from left 45  

- Turnover on entry pass into high post against zone  

- Strong defense fighting through screens and stopping Fisher-Davis from getting shot off  

- Fouled on drive left, hangs and misses floater with left - FTs 0/2  

- Very quick first step on drive, beats man easily, fouled on floor

NBA Comparison: Worse/Undersized Avery Bradley

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 6.5-7

Projected Draft Spot: Allen is a good 3 point shooter and defender. I think he has an NBA skillset but is only 6'2 and not a PG. He is like an undersized/worse Avery Bradley. Allen can get really hot and score in bunches. He is also good in transition. Allen is a borderline NBA player. His huge 35 point game vs. Wisconsin and Florida's tournament run may be the reasons he gets drafted. I think if he can develop more PG skills he can find a role playing in the NBA as a 3D guy off the bench.