Former Cat Dontaie Allen embracing new start at WKU

When  was pouring in 3-pointer after 3-pointer at tiny Pendleton County High School, one of the first colleges to notice his ability was  University (WKU).

The more he scored, the more colleges noticed him – including the University of Kentucky.

When coach offered a scholarship, he couldn’t resist so he took his 3,255 career points to Lexington in what best can be described as an erratic and frustrating career as a Wildcat for the 6-foot-6 shooting guard.

Fast-forward to last spring and needed a change of scenery and, once again, WKU was knocking on his door.

“Western was one of my first offers so it’s definitely something when I entered the portal this summer Western was one of the first people to hit me up again,” said Allen, a redshirt junior at WKU’s Media Day Wednesday. “It was one of those things that I had to go down there for a visit and just see how it is and just see how the staff is.”