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Sunday / June 23.
  • 2014 Shooting Guard Allen Adding Offers

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    By JACK LeGWIN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Grayson Allen, a junior shooting guard out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School, made some serious noise over the weekend, averaging 29 points per game in two wins in the 3A State Championship at the Lakeland Center.

    Allen, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard ranked No. 36 in ESPN’s most recent rankings for the class of 2014, has fielded scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, N.C. State, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Miami and many others.

    “In all honesty, I really haven’t thought about making a college decision yet,” Allen said. “After the season, I am going to take some time and really narrow it down. A couple factors are playing style of the team and my relationship with the coaches.”

    Allen, one of the most explosive players in all of Florida, has a game that stretches way beyond his ability to slash and create opportunities for himself and his teammates.

    In a 62-56 championship game win over Coral Springs Christian, he connected on four 3-pointers. He averaged 14.5 points in the third quarters of the semis and finals.

    “I was just taking whatever the defense gave me.” Allen said after the championship win. “Coach always tells me never to think about the shots that I’ve missed versus the shots that I take, and if I have a good shot, I’m going to take it.”

    Providence coach Jim Martin had nothing but praise for his junior guard.

    “Grayson is a big-time player and in the biggest game of our season, he came up huge,” he said. “We wanted to put the ball in his hands, and he delivered.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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