Kadeem Allen

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Kadeem Allen
Kadeem Allen1.jpg
No. 0 – Hapoel Haifa
PositionPoint guard
LeagueIsraeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 29)
Wilmington, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Boston Celtics
2017–2018Maine Red Claws
2018–2019Westchester Knicks
20192020New York Knicks
2019–2020→Westchester Knicks
2020–2021JL Bourg
2021–presentHapoel Haifa
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Kadeem Frank Allen (born January 15, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He was selected with the 53rd pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, and has played in the NBA for the Celtics and the New York Knicks.

High school

In high school he first played for Laney High School, and in his senior year he played guard for New Hanover High School in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.[1][2][3][4]

College career

Playing for Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, Allen as a freshman averaged 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals (tops in the Jayhawk Conference), and 3.9 assists (3rd) in 2012–13. As a sophomore he scored 25.9 points per game (second in the NJCAA), and had 5.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He was named Junior College Player of the Year in 2014 by both the NABC and NJCAA after being named the 2014 NJCAA Preseason Player of the Year by the Sporting News.[5]

He competed in college for the Arizona Wildcats for his final two years. He averaged 9.8 points, 1.6 steals (4th in the Pac-12), and 4.0 rebounds per game in his senior campaign.[6] As a senior, he was named second-team All-Pac-12 and to the All-Defensive team.[7]

Professional career

Boston Celtics (2017–2018)

Allen was drafted by the Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft[8] and signed the franchise's first two-way contract. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Celtics and their G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.[9]

On January 29, 2018, Allen was named the NBA G League Player of the Week following a 38 points per game over the prior week. It included a 46 point game against the Long Island Nets on January 23.[10]

On February 2, 2018, Allen and teammate Jabari Bird were named to the Midseason All-NBA G League East Team after averaging 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.6 steals per game.[11]

On July 15, 2018, Allen was waived by the Celtics.[12]

Westchester Knicks/New York Knicks (2018–2020)

Allen was signed by the New York Knicks on July 25, 2018.[13] He was waived by the Knicks on October 13, 2018,[14] but signed with their G League affiliate the Westchester Knicks for training camp.[15] On January 14, 2019, Allen signed with the Knicks on a two-way contract.[16] On June 25, 2020, the New York Knicks waived Allen.[17]

JL Bourg (2020–21)

On July 20, 2020, he signed with JL Bourg of LNB Pro A, with whom he averaged 9.6 points and 2.7 assists per game in EuroCup games 8.9 points and 2.5 assists per game in the domestic LNB league.[18][19]

On January 25, 2021, Allen was included in the roster of the Canton Charge,[20] but was later waived by the Charge on February 6, 2021.[21]

Hapoel Haifa (2021–present)

On June 19, 2021, Allen signed with Hapoel Haifa of Israeli Basketball Premier League.[22]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Boston 18 1 5.9 .273 .000 .778 .6 .7 .2 .1 1.1
2018–19 New York 19 1 21.9 .461 .472 .778 2.7 4.0 .8 .2 9.9
2019–20 New York 10 0 11.7 .432 .313 .636 .9 2.1 .5 .2 5.0
Career 47 2 13.6 .435 .349 .757 1.5 2.3 .5 .2 5.5

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Arizona 34 28 24.9 .465 .360 .705 3.1 3.6 1.0 .8 8.4
2016–17 Arizona 34 33 30.0 .453 .427 .741 4.0 3.0 1.6 .6 9.8
Career 68 61 27.5 .459 .400 .725 3.6 3.3 1.3 .7 9.1

References

  1. ^ "Collegeinsider | Kadeem Allen's Improbable Journey". www.collegeinsider.com.
  2. ^ "New Hanover grad Kadeem Allen signs two-way deal wit New York Knicks". January 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kadeem Allen – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles – ESPN". ESPN.com.
  4. ^ Catenacci, Joe (November 10, 2016). "College basketball: Wilmington standout Kadeem Allen looking for big year at University of Arizona (video)".
  5. ^ "Kadeem Allen – Men's Basketball". University of Arizona Athletics.
  6. ^ "New Hanover grad invited to Hornets' workout". WALB. June 6, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "2016–17 Pac-12 Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Forsberg, Chris (June 22, 2017). "Duke's Jayson Tatum selected No. 3 overall by Celtics". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Kadeem Allen". Boston Celtics. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Kadeem Allen Named NBA G League Player of the Week". National Basketball Association. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Allen, Bird Named to Midseason All-NBA G League Team". National Basketball Association. February 2, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "We have waived guard Kadeem Allen". Boston Celtics on Twitter. July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Cassoli, Greg (July 25, 2018). "Former Boston Celtics' guard Kadeem Allen agrees to deal with New York Knicks". Celtics Wire. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Knicks announced today that the team has waived three players". twitter.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Westchester Knicks Announce 2018–19 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "New York Knicks Sign Kadeem Allen to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  17. ^ "New York Knicks Claim Two-Way Player Jared Harper Off Waivers". NBA.com. June 25, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "Kadeem Allen officially joins JL Bourg". Sportando. July 20, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  19. ^ ""His will to win is second to none" Who is Kadeem Allen Hapoel Haifa's new floor general?". August 17, 2021.
  20. ^ "Charge Announce 2021 Roster". NBA.com. January 22, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  21. ^ "Charge Acquire Kristian Doolittle". NBA.com. February 6, 2021. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  22. ^ "Hapoel Haifa B.C. inks Kadeem Allen". Sportando. June 19, 2021. Retrieved June 19, 2021.

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