Dontaie Allen

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    Boys if he gets an offer from UK it will be the "in state offer". Ive tried to explain this to you all before. "Dontaie, we like you think youre good enough to be on our roster. You can come in here and practice and be in our top 10-11 on the depth chart. We are always gonna recruit the best 10 players in the country and most likely you wont ever be above 3-4 on the depth chart at the guard spot. But if that's something you want to do and maybe by the time you're a junior or senior you will be getting bench minutes. Also, we aren't gonna offer you until the spring, we need to see which of the 7 guys we have offered signs with us, but we will have a spot for you. By the way feel free to come to our open gym with the guys and get up and down with them whenever you would like."

    Having said that it is in no way a knock on Allen or his ability. He obviously is a Division 1 player. Everyone knows that. I have witnessed first hand how Kentucky handles these situations. So if that's something he wants to do and try and overcome then by all means go to UK. I have a feeling though he wants more then that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mooremiller31 View Post
    Boys if he gets an offer from UK it will be the "in state offer". Ive tried to explain this to you all before. "Dontaie, we like you think youre good enough to be on our roster. You can come in here and practice and be in our top 10-11 on the depth chart. We are always gonna recruit the best 10 players in the country and most likely you wont ever be above 3-4 on the depth chart at the guard spot. But if that's something you want to do and maybe by the time you're a junior or senior you will be getting bench minutes. Also, we aren't gonna offer you until the spring, we need to see which of the 7 guys we have offered signs with us, but we will have a spot for you. By the way feel free to come to our open gym with the guys and get up and down with them whenever you would like."

    Having said that it is in no way a knock on Allen or his ability. He obviously is a Division 1 player. Everyone knows that. I have witnessed first hand how Kentucky handles these situations. So if that's something he wants to do and try and overcome then by all means go to UK. I have a feeling though he wants more then that.
    Great post.

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