Tavon Allen can shoot jump shots with either hand, but he is more than just a gimmick player. He proved that over the summer with the Connecticut Basketball Club, as his impressive performances led to high-major schools showing him interest.
However, he showed some loyalty on Friday, committing to Drexel. The Dragons have been after Allen for a long time.
“It feels more like a family than a basketball team, and I’m comfortable with the coaching staff,” Allen told me Friday. “It feels like the right situation for me.”
Allen expects to contribute immediately in the CAA.
“I think I can make a big impact in this conference by doing it all – scoring and playing defense,” he said.
The 6-foot-7 swingman from Worcester Academy (Mass.) chose Drexel over Fordham, Florida Gulf Coast, Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure.