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5 - Kadeem Allen

Arizona 

  • Birthday: 1/15/93
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-2
  • Wt: 190
  • Hometown: Wilmington, NC
  • High School: New Hanover
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Overall

88

2017
Mock:  53

NBA Comparison: Jamaal Franklin

Strengths: Allen has an impressive set of physical tools, listed at 6'3 with a filled out 200 pound frame and long arms to make up for his lack of height ... He has excellent length for a guard and can definitely match up physically with NBA guards ... Allen has demonstrated solid vision with the ball in his hands and has the potential to develop into a good facilitator in the half court ... He can make accurate passes on the move with either hand and has done an exemplary job of running the offense for a young Arizona team ... He still has room to grow as a distributor in the half court, but he has shown he can create for himself on offense as well ... He excels at getting to the rim by utilizing his combination of quickness and strength ... He prefers to get to the rim, but he has also improved as a shooter, particularly off the catch since last season ... While he is still not a great shooter, he has become more than capable from outside, knocking down over 40% of his threes on the year (low volume: 30-of-72) ... Where Allen is particularly appealing to NBA execs is his defensive potential ... He boasts an excellent combination of physical tools at the guard position, and he employs his quickness and length well to pressure the ball outside the three-point line ... He was one of the best defensive players in college basketball the last two seasons, showing the ability to guard several positions with his lateral quickness, wingspan and strength ... Allen is a physical defender who is not afraid to get in his opponent's chest and force a turnover, as he averaged 1.6 steals per contest this season ... His lateral quickness and overall speed is elite ... He also rebounds well for a guard, as he pulled down over four rebounds per game this season ... Allen has the potential to defend NBA guards right now and his desire to accept that role as a defensive stopper along with his physical tools has placed him firmly on the NBA Draft radar ... In addition, with his improvements offensively he could be a strong candidate to be a late steal in the draft ...

Weaknesses: Allen is a good passer in transition, but he has a tendency to put his head down in half court isolation situations, which limits his vision ... He is also a bit turnover prone ... He could stand to tighten up his dribble, particularly in traffic, which allows defenders to force turnovers ... He needs to improve as a finisher in the paint, which is surprising given his physical tools ... He also tries to avoid contact too often once he gets close to the rim which leaves him with some off-balance shots at the rim. On top of that, he doesn't have great touch on his layups or floaters ... While Allen’s shooting has improved, it is still not a great strength for him ... He shoots a bit of a line drive, and he'll need to improve his mechanics at the next level ... His senior numbers from the floor were solid but on a low volume so there is some question about how well he can shoot at a higher volume ... Already 24 years old, Allen will be one of the oldest players on the draft radar, there will be a lot of questions regarding his upside and if his offensive skills can be refined quickly enough ...

Notes: From Wilmington, North Carolina…2-star recruit in high school…Played junior college basketball at Hutchinson Community College…2014 National JUCO Player of the Year…Pac-12 All-Defensive Team...

William P. Desautelle III 3/20/17

April 14, 2014

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