Mar 21, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller signals to his team in the second half of the game against the Belmont Bruins during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Top Junior College basketball player commits to Arizona


According to ESPN.com, Kadeem Allen, one of the best Junior College basketball players in the nation, has decided to play for the Arizona Wildcats. Allen currently plays guard for Hutchinson Junior College in Hutchinson, Kansas.

“I chose Arizona because of the coaching staff, and also Arizona’s offense is the right style of play for me,” Allen said. “I love the campus in Tucson and the fans are incredible. I’m really excited to be an Arizona Wildcat.”

He has been a valuable asset to Hutchinson College, but will be an even bigger help at Arizona for the 2014/15 season.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder was a first-team junior college All-American as a freshman while spending the majority of his time playing shooting guard. He will likely see the brunt of his time at the point this season at Hutchinson and will be able to play both spots at Arizona.

Allen, a native of Wilmington, N.C., is an athletic scoring guard who also received significant interest from Kansas and Cincinnati. Allen averaged 17 points and six rebounds and helped lead Hutchinson to a league title last season.

The fact that he received other offers from schools like Kansas and Cincinnati means he definitely has something to show. For now, he’ll be staying at his Junior College, but will be playing for Arizona next year.

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