21 Geoffrey Allen
21 Geoffrey Allen
Height: 6-5
Weight: 170
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Pacific Hills HS '10
Position: G/F
Experience: HS

Earlywine on Allen: “He’s very long, is a good athlete and can really shoot the ball. And despite his thin frame, he is wiry strong and competitive. We wanted to add one or two players to our team who are perimeter players with some size that can shoot. We really like the young guards we have, but they are all pretty small. Geoffrey fills that need.”

High School: Graduated from Pacific Hills High School in 2010. He averaged 13.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 1.6 blocked shots and 1.5 assists per game as a senior in leading the Bruins to a 20-12 record overall and 9-1 mark in the Southern Section. His season high for scoring was 25 points, and in another game finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and eight steals. Allen did not play when his future Eastern teammate Jaylen Henry had six points and 12 rebounds for Cheyenne High School in a 73-57 win against Pacific Hills in Las Vegas. As a junior at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Allen averaged 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He had a high game early in the year of 22 points, and helped lead his school to a 20-4 finish and a quarterfinal appearance in the City Section Division I playoffs. As a sophomore, Crenshaw finished 17-7 overall and 8-4 league mark.

Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1992, in Los Angeles. Intends on majoring in business management. Parents are Lucius and Eve Allen. His father is a former UCLA and NBA star who helped UCLA win three NCAA Championships in the mid-1960s. He played on the John Wooden-coached UCLA squad that finished 30-0 in 1966-67 when he averaged 15.5 points per game. He went on to play 10 years in the NBA, including his rookie season in 1969-70 with Seattle after being the third pick overall in the 1969 NBA Draft. Geoffrey Allen’s mother is a doctor. First name is pronounced “Jahf-ree.”

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