Florida coach Billy Donovan scored a recruiting coup Wednesday when he landed KeVaughn Allen, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound combo guard from North Little Rock (Ark.).
The four-star guard also considered Arkansas, Memphis, Kansas, UConn, Baylor and Mississippi State, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Allen averaged 21 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists last year and was named the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year.
“He’s led us in scoring both years and he is the most complete, most coachable, most consistent kid that I’ve ever been around,” North Little Rock coach Johnny Rice told the Sentinel. “He’s the same every single day. He’s never had a bad day in practice, or has something bother him or anything like that.
“To be such an elite player, it’s unbelievable how coachable he is. He wants to be coached. He wants to get better. He’s really just a dream for any coach to be around.”
Allen joins 6-8 center Kevarrius Hayes in Florida’s 2015 recruiting class.
Photo: Rick McFarland / Arkansas Democrat
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