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Mizzou Basketball Player Previews... D'Angelo Allen

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Man, that guy is flying all over the court, diving for loose balls, getting rebounds... who IS that guy?

#5 D'Angelo Allen

Freshman, Forward
6'7" 220 lbs
Dallas, Texas
Kimball High School

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Is there anything more ironic than the player from "Kimball" who epitomizes "Kim-ball"?]

Sam Snelling -

When you read about and watch Allen, you get a picture of a guy that you want on your team. He's competitive, plays hard and loves playing defense. He's a 4 year starter on a team that won multiple state championships. He's lanky now, but has the chance to still grow up, and into his body, which is a good thing for him and the Mizzou coaches.

You aren't going to be able to rely on him for anything more than hustle points, because offensively he's just too raw at this point.

Allen is the kind of guy that should be able to contribute something early this year, but the larger impact that you'll get from him should be in year 2, 3 and 4. This year he's going to give you energy off the bench and that's about it. You aren't going to be able to rely on him for anything more than hustle points, because offensively he's just too raw at this point. Allen is going to be a guy that sort of personifies the Kim Anderson project though. HCKA wants to supplement his roster with a combination of high energy role guys and some higher rated stars. There's a lot of reason to be excited about Allen's production in the future. I'd love for him to average about 8 minutes a game and just go all out while he's on the floor.

HHKB Chris -

Brown Sugar was a late signee over the summer and from everything we've heard from him is that he's got a great focus on defense. It does sound like he's got much of an offensive game, even from his perspective, so I'm guessing we're not going to see much of D'Angelo except in the later periods of the games and potentially getting more minutes during the preseason.
Let's hope he progresses and he becomes a stand out Tiger down the line, and stop fighting dudes.

CBonerfied -

Our best case scenario is a Laurence Bowers-type athlete who fits into the 3 spot someday down the road. As with Isabell, my best prediction is a season of limited minutes and learning, but it sounds like we have a potential diamond in the rough here.

Wooderson -

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