Pendleton County star Dontaie Allen was one of two big visitors on Kentucky’s campus this weekend, but, according to the Herald Leader’s Josh Moore, he did not leave Lexington with an offer; however, one could be on the way after the summer evaluation period.
Allen is recovering from a hip flexor injury and wasn’t able to play pickup with the team during his visit on Sunday, nor was he able to meet with John Calipari, who was out of town at the Belmont. Yet, assistant coach Joel Justus assured the 6’6″ forward the staff is interested in him and plans to keep an eye on him during his run with the M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs this summer.
“They sold me on coming there and working hard,” Allen told the Herald-Leader. “They said they tell everyone that wants to go to school there that they’re going to work and I like how serious basketball is to them. It’s strictly basketball and I could use their system to get great things out of it.”
Allen will be a senior this fall and, with nearly 3,000 points scored so far in his high school career, is on pace to become the state’s second all-time leading scorer behind Kelly Coleman. He’s got scholarship offers from Purdue, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky, Xavier, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead, IUPUI, Nevada, Northern Kentucky, West Virginia and Winthrop, and interest from Louisville, Cincinnati, Providence, and Tennessee. He plans to visit West Virginia and Virginia Tech in the coming weeks.
2019 four-star point guard Kira Lewis also visited this weekend, but no word yet on if he received an offer. We’ll keep our ears to the ground for you.