Allen Puts On A Show

Day one of the third evaluation period was highlighted by a dominant performance from Jarrett Allen.

LAS VEGAS -- Jarrett Allen putt on a show at the opening night of the final July live evaluation period.

The 6-foot-10 native of Texas took the floor with Texas Pro in the Creator's Cup at the adidas Uprising Summer Championships on Wednesday night and scored 29 points in a dominating effort in front of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams.

Allen went 13-for-14 from the field for the game and also added seven rebounds in 26 minutes of play in a win over the New York Rens, the champions of the adidas event in Atlanta two weeks ago.

"Every game is going to be a hard game so everything is going to be fun," Allen said. "It feels nice to get a 'W' over the defending champions."

Hoping to play like he did the first July live evaluation period in Atlanta,'s No. 11 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 is optimistic that he can showcase his talents in front of college coaches in a positive way to close things out.

"In the first live period in Atlanta I think I did pretty good. Then we had another one at the [Great American Shootout] and it was a little slow for me. But I can feel it picking up this summer," Allen said. "I'm just improving on my game, my hook shot, my dribbling of the ball, dribbling from the mid-range."

As for the recruiting process, Allen mentioned Baylor, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and San Diego State as schools involved in his recruitment.

North Carolina assistant coach C.B. McGrath has been the primary point of contact for Allen in the last few weeks and he also took in some of Allen's performance on Wednesday night. His first call from Roy Williams came last month along with a UNC scholarship offer.

"I've been talking to Coach McGrath some, but it's been off-and-on. He checks up on me. Normal recruiting stuff," Allen said.

The recruiting process is still in the very early stages for Allen, as he is just starting to understand the magnitude of being an elite-level recruit. Allen said that he's not sure of when he'll make a decision -- or when he'll ultimately sign -- and he currently has no visits on his agenda.

"I'm at the beginning, I'm just kind of taking it all in right now," Allen said. "I'm not really looking for anything, I'm just trying to see how [the coaches] treat me."

As early as it may be in the recruiting process for Allen, he does have a few things that he's looking for in a future program.

"Definitely how they develop their bigs, how they play them and the community of the school," Allen said.

Texas schools are working hard to keep the talented big man in his home state, but Allen established that distance would not play a factor in his decision.

"Really for me, distance doesn't matter. I'm not going to get home sick so that's not an issue," Allen said.

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