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11 Dontaie Allen

Name
Dontaie Allen
Position
Guard
Class
Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown (Last School)
Falmouth, KY (Pendleton County)
Ht
6'6"
Wt
205
Seasons
2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22
Birthday
November 5, 2000

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PERSONAL

Born Nov. 5 in Florence, Kentucky … Parents are April and Tony Thomas … Has three siblings, Tredyn, Saniah and Jalen … Cousin of NFL quarterback Russell Wilson … Major is communication … Favorite activity away from the court is watching basketball or playing NBA2K … Chose No. 11 because it’s his favorite number (No. 1), twice … Biggest basketball honor is being named Mr. Kentucky Basketball … His most prized possession is his shoe collection.

HIGH SCHOOL

Ranked in the top 75 by Rivals (No. 68)  … Rated as the No. 92 prospect by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Became the first in-state signee for Kentucky since 2013 …  Eighteenth Kentucky player in program history to earn Kentucky Mr. Basketball honors … Also named All-State First Team … Capped his high school career with 3,255 career points, which ranks 11th all-time in state history … Also snared 1,228 career rebounds, the 22nd-best mark in the state’s record books … Averaged 42.9 points and 14.2 boards during his senior season … Limited to 13 games after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Dec. 22, 2018 … Dropped 50 or more points in six of his first 12 games as a senior … During his junior campaign, averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game while shooting 59.1% from the floor and 39.6% from 3-point range … Tabbed a Pangos All-American.

2019-20

Freshman: Used his first season as a redshirt year to recover from a knee injury he suffered in the midst of his senior year of high school … Began practicing with the team in January.

2020-21

Redshirt Freshman: Member of UK’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee … Appeared in 22 games with one start in 2020-21 after sitting out his first season at Kentucky rehabilitating from a knee injury suffered in high school … Became a spark off the bench for the Wildcats in key moments, especially in conference play … Quickly developed into an elite shooter who could catch fire at a moment’s notice and carry the team … Finished second on the team with 31 3-pointers on 39.7% shooting from long range … Of the players with 50 or more field-goal attempts, led the team in effective field-goal percentage at 54.5% … Averaged 5.4 points … Two most memorable performances came vs. Mississippi State, combining to score 46 points vs. the Bulldogs on 16-of-28 shooting with a combined 13 3-pointers in the two games, leading UK to a double-overtime victory in the first game and nearly guiding the Wildcats to a double-digit come-from-behind win in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament … Sensational in the SEC Tournament game vs. MSU … After scoring a combined eight points in his previous nine appearances, erupted for a career-high-tying 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting with six 3-pointers … With his team down by 15 early in the second half, scored 20 points and made five of his six 3-pointers after halftime to put UK in front late in the game before falling to the Bulldogs … Scored 12 points, made four 3-pointers, and came up with two steals and two assists in the loss at No. 9/8 Alabama … Six points in 15 minutes in the win vs. LSU … Made his first career start at Georgia … Recorded eight points with two made treys in the loss at Auburn … Posted eight points and a career-high six rebounds in the home loss to Alabama … Scored 14 points with a pair of key 3-pointers and important free throws late in the game in the home victory vs. Vanderbilt … Enjoyed one of the all-time breakthrough performances with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, to fuel a nine-point comeback in the double-overtime victory at Mississippi State, all career highs … Had played just one minute over the previous three games and 20 career minutes … Became just the sixth freshman in school history to make seven or more treys in a game … Nearly all of his 3-pointers vs. MSU helped turn the game around, including three during the second-half comeback run, one during the first overtime to take the lead and eventually force overtime, and a dagger in the second overtime … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 4 following the performance vs. Mississippi State … Made his collegiate debut with four points and a 3-pointer in the season-opening rout of Morehead State.

2021-22

Redshirt Sophomore: Saw action in 18 games averaging 6.7 minutes per outing … Had five points, three rebounds and a block in the overtime win over Mississippi State, providing a spark off the bench for the Wildcats … Scored nine points and added six rebounds in 19 minutes against Central Michigan … Tallied a season-high 14 points and added a career-best seven boards in the win over North Florida … Scored eight points and had a career-best two blocks in the home opener against Robert Morris.

Transferred to Western Kentucky University following Sophomore season

College Statistics:

NCAA

SeasonTeamMINFGMFGA3PM3PAFTMFTAORDRPFASTTOBLKSTLPTSGMPGFG%FT%3P%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
Kentucky0000000000000000000000000
Kentucky30739100297791462916617681182214.039.0064.2937.661.60.30.40.35.4
Kentucky12015517374451711633341186.729.41100.0018.921.20.30.20.22.3
Total-4275415136114131811462712209111594010.735.7672.2231.581.40.30.30.24.0

Career Totals

SeasonMINFGMFGA3PM3PAFTMFTAORDRPFASTTOBLKSTLPTSGMPGFG%FT%3P%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2019-200000000000000000000000000
2020-2130739100297791462916617681182214.039.0064.2937.661.60.30.40.35.4
2021-2212015517374451711633341186.729.41100.0018.921.20.30.20.22.3
Total4275415136114131811462712209111594010.735.7672.2231.581.40.30.30.24.0

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On March 2, 1970, Dan Issel scored 42 points against Auburn.

 

On March 2, 1991, before a crowd of 24,310, the then-largest crowd in Rupp arena history, the Wildcats closed out the 1990-91 season with a 22-6 overall record. Although UK was ineligible for the SEC title because of probation, the Wildcats secured the best record in the league (14-4) with a 114-93 win over Auburn to end its two-year probation. A ceremony and parade followed.

 

On March 2, 1996, with a 101-63 victory over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena on Senior Day, UK became the first team in 40 years to finish with a perfect record in the SEC, a 16-0 sweep. It was the Wildcats’ 25th win in a row, tying the school record for consecutive wins in a season. Two games later, they set the new record at 27 games.

 

On March 2, 2012, Darius Miller, in his final performance at Rupp Arena, led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points on Senior Night in a 30-point win over Georgia.

 

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