USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship; started in all five games and averaged 10.6 ppg. and 9.0 rpg.
  • Helped the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team to a 101-67 win in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit on April 9 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon; scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds to go with two steals.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team 101-67 in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Took part in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp on Oct. 3-4 at the United States Olympic Training Center.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Texas.

High School Honors

  • 2016 McDonald’s All-American, who played for the West Team on March 30 in Chicago.
  • 2015 and 2016 Naismith High School All-America honorable mention.
  • 2016 All-Southwest Preparatory Conference.
  • 2015 All-Central Texas MVP.

High School Notes

  • Attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal High School in Austin, Texas, and helped capture a pair of state championships during his three-year prep career.
  • As a senior in 2015-16, averaged about 20.0 ppg., 13.0 rpg. and 5.0 bpg. to help his team to a 26-5 record and a second straight Southwest Preparatory Conference state championship.
  • As a junior in 2014-15, averaged 21.4 ppg., 13.3 rpg. and 4.1 bpg. to help his tem to a 27-6 record and a Southwest Preparatory Conference state championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2013-14, played at St. Stephen’s.
  • As a freshman in 2012-13, played varsity at Round Rock High School in Texas.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Cheryl and Leonard Allenl; has one older brother, Leonard.
  • Father played professionally overseas.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was in the seventh grade.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Kevin Garnett.
  • Unsure about what he plans on studying in college. 
  • Favorite superhero: Batman. 
  • Favorite movies: “The Lego Movie,” “iRobot,” “Up,” “Spirited Away” and Totoro.
  • Favorite App: Reddit.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: soccer.
  • Favorite class: environmental science.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Dwight Howard when he played for the Orlando Magic.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Garnett.
  • Best player ever faced: Kevin Durant.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “Metro 2033” by Dmitry Glukhovsky. 
  • Enjoys: playing video games.
  • Had never traveled outside the United States. 
  • Instagram: @_bigjayy_
  • Twitter: @JarrettAllen55

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