University of Texas center, Jarrett Allen, reflected on his career and looked forward to the 2017 NBA Draft.
Allen, who is only 19 years of age, has been praised for his maturity on and off the court. His coaches and teammates say that he is incredibly intellectual and is dedicated to working on his game. Allen is believed to be a top 20 selection in the upcoming 2017 National Basketball Association Draft. At six foot eleven, Allen is extremely athletic. In his sole season at the University of Texas, Allen scored over 13 points per game while shooting approximately 58 percent from the field, grabbed over eight rebounds per game, and posted over a block a game. Allen reflected on why he chose to go to UT in the first place.
“First of all, every other school was good. Kansas, Kentucky, Houston,” explained Allen. “They all had their things to offer. But with Texas, they had almost the same things to offer and it was also close to home [Allen is from nearby Round Rock, Texas] and you can’t beat going home and doing laundry every week.”
Allen also broke down how his game might have to change at the next level. He acknowledged that the center position in the NBA had changed.
“It has changed a lot,” admitted Allen. “You see people like [Minnesota Timberwolves center] Karl-Anthony Towns doing amazing things. He’s doing things centers five years ago wouldn’t be doing, but I think it’s changing for the better. Big men are still going to have to do what they have to do, but we just have to add more to our game.”