Posted On: 02/12/18 5:31 AM
Through February 12th, Pendleton County High School is 22-6 and sitting near the top of the 10th Region rankings, showing signs of being a contender once tournament play begins. A huge part of that success is thanks to the continued play of junior wing Dontaie Allen.
Through 28 games, Allen is averaging right at 30 points and 11 rebounds per game. “He’s the best player to ever play at Pendelton County,” said head coach Keaton Belcher. The former Belmont University standout should know. Having played at Pendleton County, Belcher probably comes in at a close number two to Allen.
At 6’6, Allen is able to go inside and outside playing at the Kentucky high school basketball level. When it’s time to play at the next level, Dontaie will know doubt be a solid wing threat. He can put it on the floor and slash to the rim, and is shooting over 60% from the field. He can also hurt you from outside, shooting just over 40% from 3-point range on close to 160 attempts. “Being able to be an all around player is something I’ve been working on since the summer and on throughout the season,” said Allen.
Currently holding overs from Winthrop, IUPUI, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, and Illinois State – Allen has started receiving recent interest from Kansas State and West Virginia. A trip to Bowling Green to visit Western Kentucky once again is in the works as well.
As the season winds down and regional play begins – not to mention the added exposure yet to come once AAU season starts up, look for Dontaie Allen’s stock to continuing rising.