Dontaie Allen transfers to WKU

Kaden Gaylord-Day, Men's Basketball Reporter

WKU Men’s Basketball picked up another transfer, this time coming from within the state. Former Kentucky sophomore guard Dontaie Allen announced on twitter Wednesday that he will be playing on the Hill next fall. 

The rising junior redshirted his first year in Lexington to recover from a knee injury he suffered in the midst of his senior year of high school. 

In his freshman year, the 2019 Mr. Basketball played in 22 games and averaged 5.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. He finished second on the team with 31 3-pointers on 39.7% shooting from long range. His standout performances came against Mississippi State, scoring a combined 46 points and 13-of-24 from behind the three-point line. 

He appeared in 18 games as a sophomore, averaging 2.3 points, and 1.2 rebounds per game. 

Allen joins a Hilltoppers roster that has multiple home-grown players. Dayvion McKnight, Kentucky’s 2020 Mr. Basketball at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelbyville and 7-foot-5 Jamarion Sharp from Hopkinsville.

Allen totaled 3,255 points and grabbed 1,228 rebounds playing for Pendleton County High School. Those were the 11th and 22nd-best totals for a player in Kentucky high school basketball history. He accomplished all of this while missing most of his senior year due to his knee injury.

He joins the roster after Sherman Brashear and Isaiah Cozart entered the transfer portal in the past few weeks. 

Men’s Basketball Reporter Kaden Gaylord-Day can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @_KLG3.