Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boise State Signs Kevin Allen

We told you back on April 2 that Kevin Allen had committed to Boise State--now it's official.  The big man has signed a letter of intent with the Broncos, giving the basketball program a solid force in the middle that they have lacked for years. 

Allen, 6-10, averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds a game at Pratt Community College in Kansas this season.  He joins the Broncos as a junior with a redshirt year available should he and Coach Leon Rice choose to go that way.

“We are really excited to get Kevin,” said head coach Leon Rice. “He fills a need for us with size we’ve been lacking and the departure of Ryan Watkins.  Kevin has tremendous upside and with his work ethic and our system we’re really looking forward to his development as a Bronco.”
Allen helped Pratt go 22-13 this year, with a Region VI championship and a berth in the NJCAA Tournament.  In the team's opening round loss, Allen hit 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.

What is really key for Boise State and should have Bronco fans excited is his 1.8 blocks per game, 39th in the country. 

The 2014 recruiting class has reached three with both David Wacker and Chandler Hutchison signing in November.  And it is an amazing one.