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Vanderbilt extends scholarship offer to Dontaie Allen

Sean Pokorny-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Pokorny | USA Today Sports

Yet another school outside of the Bluegrass is in hot pursuit of Pendleton County’s Dontaie Allen.

Today, Vanderbilt extended a scholarship offer to Allen during his visit to the Nashville campus. Allen is currently on an unofficial visit with the Commodores’ basketball program and head coach Bryce Drew decided it was time to offer him a spot on the team.

Dontaie Allen
Small Forward| 6-6 | 185 lbs.
Falmouth, KY | Pendleton County
AAU: M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs
ESPN No. — | 39 PF Top247 No. 154 | 39 SF
Rivals No. — | — 247 Comp.  No. 233 | 60 SF

The offer brings Allen’s list up to 16 schools, but Kentucky is not among them… yet.

UK assistant Joel Justus will get another look at Allen at the Under Armour event in Atlanta in a couple of weeks. Justus has been the lead recruiter on Allen and has seen him a couple of times, most recently during an on-campus visit in Lexington earlier this month.

Allen visited Virginia Tech earlier this week, and will take a trip to Clemson this weekend.

Kentucky should extend the offer to the in-state star before it’s too late.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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7 Comments for Vanderbilt extends scholarship offer to Dontaie Allen



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    6:02 pm June 29, 2018 Permalink

    So here’s a question… Should Kentucky recruit this guy only because he’s from Kentucky? The reason i ask is because that’s the only reason to offer him at this point. He’s a good player, but, according to his ranking, not a great player. How many players without a top 20 overall ranking has Cal offered this early in the process to this point while he’s been at Kentucky?



    • NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
      8:44 pm June 29, 2018 Permalink

      Agree. I do not think that just bc a player is from Kentucky, you should offer him a scholly. It’s not rocket science! Cal only goes for top 30 players. The only exception is if the position of need is already sold out, then he goes for best available between 30-45 range, which is still high 4 star players. This kid isn’t ranked. If Cal hasn’t offered Zion Harmon, the #1pkauer in the nation from KY, he’s not going to offer this kid unless he jumps in the top 35 in his class



    • J. Did
      7:54 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

      I agree on all points. Kid has a good head on his shoulders. I would counsel him to entertain the Vandy offer and continue to look for others from the fine schools of which he’s interested. KENTUCKY may not be the right fit. Vandy is a top notch SEC school academically; if that’s what he’s interested in. go for it – nice on the resume. If you aren’t playing in the NBA, the sheep skin is a fine fall back.



  2. TouchYoSocks
    3:45 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

    Surprised people still put so much stock in rankings? 6’6″/ 200lbs/ 7’wing span. Handles the ball, consistant outside game. Kid could finish #2 on state all time scoring list. The offer is coming, Cal just has to watch him play first. It should happen this next month.



    • Cincy Cayt
      7:00 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

      It all depends on his expectations. He can go somewhere else and get a shot to play a lot in year 1. He’s a big fish in a small pond right now – is he ok with coming to UK and getting the Derek Willis treatment for the first year plus?



  3. TouchYoSocks
    9:57 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

    I think so, and I think here’s a kid that really helps us in years 2,3,4. If The UK offer doesn’t come, I see West Virginia or Xavier as a more likely landing spot than Vandy



  4. recliner coach
    2:00 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    But still we need a kid that grew up in Ky. Wonder how many seasons we have gone without a Ky kid.