FALMOUTH, Ky (LEX 18)- UK commit Dontaie Allen’s record-breaking career at Pendleton County is over, he announced on Twitter.
Allen signed with UK in November and was averaging 42.9 points and 14.2 rebounds per game this season. He led the state in both categories.
Allen injured his knee on December 22 and hadn’t played since. The Herald-Leader has reported that he will need surgery.
Allen is ranked No. 2 in the state and 74th in the country according to 247 Sports.
Allen scored 3,255 points for his high school career, and with the way he’d been scoring, he had a chance at 4,000.
Dear Senior Tour, you’re being cut short. You brought many blessings and hardships to me that I wouldn’t trade for the World. God blessed me with talent and work ethic, but he’s not going to let me stop now.. thank you all!! I will be back & better than ever!!🖤🖤
— Dontaie A11en (@dontaieallen11) January 2, 2019
I just talked to @dontaieallen11. He is gonna have surgery on his knee. Feel bad because he was having a monster year but like I told him, there are always bumps in the road. Adversity is a part of sport, especially basketball. You come out stronger by dealing with it head on!!!!
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 2, 2019
UK commit Allen’s season will be cut short. The eye popping numbers will stop coming in for now, but his name already stamped in record book as schools All-Time leading scorer. Hate to see it. Get better. https://t.co/L78YGH9dYK
— Charlie Walter (@CharlieWalterTV) January 2, 2019