Jarrett Allen

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Jarrett Allen
Jarrett Allen 2018.jpg
Allen with Brooklyn in 2018
No. 31 – Brooklyn Nets
Personal information
Born (1998-04-21) April 21, 1998 (age 20)
San Diego, California
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Stephen's Episcopal School
(Austin, Texas)
CollegeTexas (2016–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Brooklyn Nets
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentBrooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns.

High school career[edit]

Allen attended St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas where he went on to win two SPC championships.[1] He played in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Boys Game.[2] He committed to the University of Texas at Austin to play college basketball.[3][4]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Texas, Allen averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. However, Texas finished a disappointing 11-22. His best game was a 22-point, 19-rebound performance in a 12-point loss to Kansas. After the season, he entered the 2017 NBA draft but did not initially hire an agent before deciding to forgo his remaining three years of collegiate eligibility.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Brooklyn Nets (2017–present)[edit]

Allen was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets.[7] On July 20 he signed his rookie scale deal with the Nets.[8] Allen was 19 years 182 days when he made his NBA debut on October 20, thus becoming the second-youngest player ever to set foot on court for the Nets, just behind Derrick Favors.[9][10] He finished the game with nine points on 3-for-3 shooting, two rebounds, and one block.[9] On January 25, 2018, Allen joined the starting lineup for the first time and recorded a career high 16 points and 12 rebounds in a 116-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[11][12] On February 2, 2018, in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Allen scored a career-high 20 points, as well as five rebounds and one block.[13][14] On March 21, 2018, Allen recorded four blocks, which matched his career high, as well as six rebounds, and 9 points in a 111-105 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season[edit]

2017–18 Brooklyn 72 31 20.0 .589 .333 .776 5.4 .7 .4 1.2 8.2
Career 72 31 20.0 .589 .333 .776 5.4 .7 .4 1.2 8.2


2016–17 Texas 33 33 32.2 .566 .000 .564 8.4 .8 .6 1.5 13.4

Personal life[edit]

Allen's family also plays basketball; his father Leonard was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1985 NBA draft and played at San Diego State and in Spain.[16] His older brother Leonard Jr. plays collegiate basketball.[17]


  1. ^ St. Stephen’s Allen foresees a fun-filled basketball career
  2. ^ McDonald’s All American game to feature St. Stephen’s standout
  3. ^ The wait is over: Jarrett Allen is coming to Texas
  4. ^ Texas lands elite hoops recruit in Allen
  5. ^ Report: Texas F Jarrett Allen will enter NBA draft but not hire an agent
  6. ^ Texas freshman Jarrett Allen to enter NBA draft, won't hire agent
  7. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SELECT JARRETT ALLEN 22ND OVERALL IN 2017 NBA DRAFT". Brooklyn Nets. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN JARRETT ALLEN". nba.com. July 20, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Logan, Greg (October 21, 2017). "Young Jarrett Allen impresses teammates in NBA debut". Newsday. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Lewis, Brian (October 21, 2017). "Nets rookie shows his mettle during crunch time". New York Post. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Dowd, Tom (January 31, 2018). "JARRETT ALLEN TAKES BIG STRIDES INTO BROOKLYN NETS STARTING LINEUP". nba.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Rookie Jarrett Allen had a career-high 16 as Nets edge Magic". sportsnet.ca. January 1, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  13. ^ Logan, Greg (February 3, 2018). "Rookie Jarrett Allen is becoming Nets' center of attention". Newsday. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Brook Lopez helps Lakers edge Nets in return to Brooklyn". sportsnet.ca. February 2, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Nets' Jarrett Allen: Posts nine boards, four blocks Wednesday". cbssports.com. March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  16. ^ Murrell, I.C. (June 22, 2017). "Allen, son of Lincoln great, drafted by Nets". panews.com. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  17. ^ Werner, John (April 21, 2017). "7-foot center Leonard Allen commits to Baylor basketball". wacotrib.com. Retrieved October 26, 2018.

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