The West Virginia football team received a big commit yesterday morning but the good news didn’t stop there for Mountaineer Nation as the basketball team got good news as well when scoring guard Teddy Allen committed to Bob Huggins and the West Virginia basketball team yesterday evening.
Allen, a 6’5 220 lbs. versatile guard/forward from Boys Town, NE, was a visitor on the WVU campus this past weekend and didn’t waste any time with his announcement. “After my visit to WVU, it was pretty clear cut that I wanted to play there. It’s hard to be around Hall of Fame Coach Huggins and not want to play for him.”
Allen has the looks of a big time scorer that Coach Huggins and his staff have been looking for in this class. Allen averaged 26.6 PPG and 12.3 RPG as a junior at Boys Town. One of the biggest strengths to Allen’s game is his effective shooting ability from anywhere on the floor. Allen shot 47% on the season and was just as effective from the 3 point line where he shot 41%.
A couple strengths of Allen’s game that are traits that Coach Huggins looks for in his players were his offensive rebounding ability (3.9), the length that Allen will provide to the Mountaineers in their pressing defense, and consistent scoring ability.
The commitment of Allen to WVU now gives Coach Huggins 4 committed prospects for the 2017 class and also gives the Mountaineers a few key pieces to reload for a National Championship run.
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