Senior Prospect Prepares For D-1 Level

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of Jordan Allen, a senior prospect who is going to play division one college basketball next season in the New York City area ...

Jordan Allen, a 6-foot-6 combo forward from Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, New York, is hoping to continue to make improvements in his individual game while playing a very competitive schedule.

Jordan, who played last year at Bay Shore High School on Long Island, New York, had given a commitment to Hofstra head coach Mo Cassara a while ago and has signed a letter of intent to play for the Hofstra basketball program.

WHAT JORDAN THINKS OF HOFSTRA AND COACH MO CASSARA:

"I'm excited about the chance to play for Hofstra. I like Coach a lot and I'm excited about having a chance to play there. I'll do whatever coach needs me to do."

"Everything added up," said Jordan. "They had everything I look for in a school -- great education, great program, a new coach (Mo Cassara)."

"When my father, myself and Gary Charles (program director of the New York Panthers) sat down with coach Cassara, who told me flat out everything is going to be earned," Allen said.

"He felt like I could come in right away and play and be a major factor," Allen continued.

"What was most important to me was the fact that he said that I'm going to have to work and that my reward would come later. That's all I could ask for, only because nothing in this world is given for free."

"I really like the coaching staff too," he said, giving credit to the head coach and the assistants for his decision.


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