Long Island Star Discusses His Decision

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free story on Jordan Allen and has information on why he chose to stay close to home and play division one college basketball ...

Jordan Allen has been one of the top players in the New York area for the past couple of years, generating impressive games as a sophomore for Bay Shore High School against some worthy opponents.

So, it was no surprise the 6-foot-6 forward from Long Island landed some division one college basketball scholarships. He recently made a commitment to the Hofstra basketball program, as reported by Scout.com's national writers.

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

Jordan relied upon some close people too to make this very important decision.

"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."

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