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Dontaie Allen Sets Visit to Kentucky

Photo: M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs

Photo: M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs

Dontaie Allen will be on Kentucky’s campus soon.

The rising star from Pendleton County has scheduled a pair of unofficial visits to in-state schools.  Allen will be in Lexington two weeks from today on August 1.  His AAU team announced that two weeks later he’ll make a trip to Louisville on August 13.

After an impressive week on the Under Armour circuit, the 6’6″ swingman is now ranked as the No. 46 player in the 2019 class by Rivals.  During that time he picked up eight scholarship offers, including one from Louisville.  He’s still waiting for that scholarship offer from John Calipari.  Will it come on August 1?


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

43 Comments for Dontaie Allen Sets Visit to Kentucky

  1. Blublood41
    10:52 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    It needs to

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    10:53 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Here is my best argument for how calipari could keep more in state guys. Maybe practice guys like Dillon pulliam and such could be replaced with Kentucky kids. Why give those scholarships to out of state guys if you don’t expect them to play? Why not in state guys? Of course, i think those guys are expected to pull up the APR, but there have to be nerds in Kentucky too, right?

    • KYfaninNM
      11:01 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Dillon is a KY kid.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:15 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Comment fail.

    • Bluebloodtoo
      11:23 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Ok, so the one example i used was incorrect. That doesn’t invalidate the general idea.

    • KYfaninNM
      12:09 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Are you suggesting that Allen wants a role like Dillon? Most players don’t want to be a Hawkins or Willis where they get recruited over year after year and sit on the bench just to wear the Kentucky jersey. These kids want to compete in games, not practice.

    • Booby Petrino
      11:33 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      I’m not sure I understand the general idea. To replace out of state bench warmers with in state ones just so we can say we have KY boys on our team? meh, doesn’t really help anything overall. I’ll take Cal’s choices over yours.

    • damage_control
      12:21 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      @KYfaninNM – pick 2 other players (if you can find them). Hawkins played in 121 games for UK averaging about 12 minutes per game. Derek Willis played in 103 games averaging over 15 minutes per game. I can’t really think of a KY kid since Cal’s been here who didn’t get to play at all except walk-ons. Cal recruits players that can play for UK. KY just doesn’t produce that many historically.

    • KYfaninNM
      5:03 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Derrick played under 4 minutes his first 2 years. He only saw a spike in mins and points bc of the platoon system. Platoon Willis was his highest PPG. You can’t honestly think he plays 18 MPG if we don’t. He only had more than Dom their JR years bc of an injury.

      Don did see some mins his first year (8.6), then came back better and was rewarded with 7.1. He got a slight increase with platooning and almost averaged 10.

      Because of platooning, we got a weaker than normal (#7 class) which created minutes. Any other recruiting year besides 2013, neither averse close to 20.

  3. CALO222
    10:55 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    It better. Kid can’t do anything more to earn the offer.

  4. King_tucky
    11:07 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Come on Cal pull the trigger. Don’t let this Allen get away like Pitino did with a Allen in the 90s. Maybe not same caliber as Ray. But he is a home grown guy who will be beloved. Got try and right that mistake n this will be a good start. We get Allen. He gets a oscar winning star role in the sequel “He got Game also” as Jesus Shuttlesworth son Jehovah. N UK is redeemed.

  5. UKinIN
    11:16 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    In-state kids are not automatically “beloved”. I’ve never heard a UK fan say the program needs more players like Jared Carter.

    • Bluebloodtoo
      11:24 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Lol, I’m not trying to judge calipari on talent evaluation. Just looking for the extra scholarships to go to (more) in state kids.

    • JTA
      9:09 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yea, but we need more Like Darius Miller

  6. TouchYoSocks
    11:25 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    He’s not Jared Carter! Lol

  7. King_tucky
    11:26 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    So u saying tim couch, Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis, Marquis Estill and I can go on and on and on, that they are not beloved. Yea right

    • ClutchCargo
      11:34 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Except no one said that.

    • King_tucky
      2:06 am July 19, 2018 Permalink

      Kinda seems like that’s what they are saying. Yea they might not all be automatically loved. But if they are from here its good chance they will be loved. Then tell me who a uk basketball player from ky is that fans didn’t like? Jared carter wasn’t beloved, but fans would go crazy when he went in. N if we have a walk on we want him from here if it can be done. N u do hear fans say get in state kids cuz we love them. explain I guess if that ain’t what it means.

  8. trumpetguy
    11:29 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Small perceived problem, if it indeed is one. In-state-kids have the perception that if they sign with home school UK, they are there only for window dressing and won’t be given fair shot at playing time until they are seniors. In-state fans and donors will be happy, but the kids feel they won’t get a legitimate chance because Cal recruits nation wide, and only the “stars” will actually get to play! No doubt rival coaches are telling our very best in-state kids that very thing. Cal/UK will have to convince the kids and the PARENTS that talent is the #1 factor to playing time, not how many stars one has or the national ranking a kid may have. There are All American H.S. players scattered across various college campuses that didn’t turn out to bet as advertised. In-state talent need to understand that fact. Being in-state should never be a factor as far as playing time is concerned.

    • damage_control
      12:25 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yea I’m so worried that Cal can close the deal on an in-state recruit he reallly wants.

    • notFromhere
      12:57 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      It’s not perception. If the kid isn’t top 6-7 in UKs recruiting class, he’s not likely to see the court much after November because Cal can’t work well with more people than that. He “forgets about them” unless he has enough to “platoon,” which he then magically forgets about in the Final Four.

      I wish it was just a perception. A coach almost always has an Achilles heel. That’s Cal’s. If he could learn to use and develop more players in the lineup than 6-7, the Cats could hang banners more consistently.

  9. King_tucky
    11:41 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Hawkins and Willis had big roles their jr and senior yrs. Hawkins alone willed us to victory against louisville his sophomore yr. N earned his mins. N proved he belonged. So it can be done. Allen will also have a role. Maybe not starting as a freshman but u think he will at Florida, maybe louisville since he will be the best recruit

  10. Christians 4 Trump
    11:59 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    i would rather have a kentucky boys from East. Ky. on these teams CAL ,,, just my opinion they DESERVE a shot . they dont get the exposure that alott of the divas from city schools get ,,,, JUST MY OPINION

    • bigbluebanana
      12:03 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      He means white kids ^

    • damage_control
      12:28 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Do you have a name of anyone you’d like to see get more exposure?!? If not then aren’t you guilty of perpetuating the same problem you’re crying about?

    • Christians 4 Trump
      1:05 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      OH I Dunno how about andrew taylor from Corbin ,,,, Devin stone wolf co ,,, daleton jewel of hickman ,,,, mason collins hazrd HMMMM ???? thats just a start i bet they would work harder than any nba ready player we got now !!!

    • damage_control
      1:29 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Fair enough- maybe they’re the hardest working players in the entire USA. Just curious which players on UKs roster you think don’t work hard to improve?

    • jos_ros_
      1:35 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink


    • TouchYoSocks
      3:43 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Dontaie isn’t from a city school. Pendleton County doesn’t even have a Wal-Mart! Lol

    • Christians 4 Trump
      3:54 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      @damage contrl,,,, none of em work as hard as these kids from the coal countys !!! they was raised right thats why !!!

    • 4everUKblue
      4:04 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      So you’re saying none of the current or past kids not from coal counties wuz raised right? I think we’ve been blessed with a ton of kids from wherever that wuz raised right.

    • JTA
      9:10 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Somebody just learned what punctuation is

  11. StuckinLville
    12:50 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Some of you need to realize Dillon was a walk on. Also, look at UK walk ons Ravi Moss and Jarrod Polson to see how underrated walk on KY boys can help the team. It just means more for them wearing that jersey. Hawkins and Wills were big parts of the team and Darius Miller was a champion. Cal should offer these kids but at the end of the day they know they have to work hard and compete. Shai was probably the best thing to happen to UK because it shows stars don’t matter, hype doesn’t matter, it’s the work you put in. He will offer him on his visit, guaranteed.

    • StuckinLville
      12:52 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      And before anyone says Polson had a scholarship, he was given one after he was on campus because they had it to give.

    • Christians 4 Trump
      1:01 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      i agree with every word of this

    • ColonialSandersLoveChild
      3:13 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Especially the part where he kept mentioning a white boy.

    • StuckinLville
      5:55 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Colonial, pretty sure Darius, Dom, and Ravi are black…idiot.

    • bigbluebanana
      6:29 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Polson and Dillon aren’t though, that’s who colonial was talking about…idiot.

  12. jos_ros_
    1:39 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

    the need some have for a kentucky guy on the team is fascinating to me. give me the best player at the position regardless of where they are from. Cal is here to win not fill your childhood dreams

  13. 4everUKblue
    4:11 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Nick has now figured out Drew’s recipe for stirring up sh!t and getting clicks.

  14. TouchYoSocks
    4:11 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Can’t believe how many on here still think this recruitment is about a ky kid, and not about a 6’6″ wing player that shoots 40% from 3.

    • StuckinLville
      5:57 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly. One not even ranked in the top 150 to a top 50 recruit who is being said to have more upside than Keion Brooks, one of the top sfs. There’s a lot of factors as to why we want him. Not only is he a KY boy, he is legit good. Just like how I hope Cal is already on top of Zion Harmon because he is one of the best in the country, not just the state. That rarely ever happens.

  15. JTA
    9:11 pm July 18, 2018 Permalink

    This is a no-brainer, a talented Kentucky kid like this doesn’t come around very often. Should have happened a while ago, nothing to lose.