Chris Allen: Numbers Game

Chris Allen is putting up some eye-popping numbers so far in his junior season. When Michigan State coach Tom Izzo took a trip to Meadowcreek High (Ga.), Allen delivered a memorable performance.

When you talk about juniors putting up big-time numbers, Chris Allen's name is bound to come up.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Meadowcreek High (Ga.) junior, who is averaging 30 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6 assists in the team's 7-2 start this season, is flourishing thus far.

Allen scored a career-high 39 points in front of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in a loss to South Gwinnett. ``So far, this is the best I've ever played in high school," said Allen, who has a pair of triple-doubles and three double-doubles this season.

Allen can shoot it from the perimeter with the best of them, but he's out to prove that he can take it to the basket – and finish.

``I know I need to be more physical," he said.

Allen is originally from Pensacola, Fla., but moved to Georgia when he was about 7 years old.

Like many players his age, Allen is looking for a chance to come in and play right away. Michigan State and Georgia head his list, along with Florida, Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Alabama.

``Georgia, Clemson and N.C. State have probably been the most aggressive in recruiting me," Allen said.

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