"Roy Williams called. He said he's got a spot open for me – a scholarship offer – and when the time comes, I can attend the school."
UNC has been tracking the 6-8, 200 pound rising junior from Las Vegas for some time now. The recruitment escalated with a visit to Chapel Hill the first weekend in March for the UNC-Duke game – "I enjoyed the campus and the coaches" - and then six weeks later Roy Williams was at Bishop Gorman High School to watch Allen work out.
"They're an elite program and they'll definitely help me get to my athletic goals," Allen said, when asked about UNC's chances to make his trimmed list.
"I'd like to get my list cut down before AAU season so coaches that are not on the list wouldn't have to show up – to make it easier on them."
After releasing a list of seven schools, he's planning to visit those among the group he's not yet seen, and then a decision could come at any time.
"Whenever I feel comfortable with a school I'll be making a decision," he said.
Allen's size and skills project him to be able to contribute in a variety of roles in college. Roy Williams has outlined the position he'd fill at UNC.
"They like me at a hybrid four – a trailing four-man, setting picks and popping," Allen said. "I'm a hybrid player. I can play either forward (position). I enjoy playing at the three, being able to attack, but when I'm needed to play the four I'll play that. (In college) I'd prefer the three, but it's whatever the coach needs me to play.
"I've been expanding my game. I started out as a shooter and now I'm spreading out, being able to attack and do different things offensively and defensively."