Allen Pledges to Drexel

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Allen Pledges to Drexel

Six-foot-seven small forward Tavon Allen made a verbal commitment to Drexel on Friday while on the school’s campus for his official visit. 

The story was first reported by ESPN.com.

Allen had previously trimmed his list to Drexel and Fordham. 

A resident of New Haven, Connecticut, Allen had a decorated career starring for Hillhouse High School before heading to Worcester Academy for his post-graduate year. 

The Hillhouse product took his game to new levels this season on the AAU circuit, breaking out early in the spring and continuing his strong play throughout the remainder of the summer.  His AAU career ended on a high note as he was a big part of the Connecticut Basketball Club squad that advanced to the final four of AAU Nationals. 

An extremely long and literally ambidextrous wing, Allen actually shoots with his left hand from behind the three-point line and his right hand inside the arc.  An always dangerous defender because of his extremely long frame, Allen’s offensive game has blossomed within the last six months as he has shot the three consistently, proved to be a weapon curling screens, and showed more bounce around the rim. 

His commitment is a big one for Drexel as they land a swingman who had seen significant recruitment from various Atlantic 10 programs and even a fair amount of high-majors.  More importantly, if his game continues to evolve at the same rate which it has in recent months he could end up having a very successful career in the CAA.