It took a visit to Monmouth Univeristy and the connection he made with Coach King Rice that helped sealed the deal for former Brooklyn Colligate basketball player Tahron Allen, as today he verbally committed to the Division I hoops program, per Lions’ Assistant Coach Ken Hoyte.
“Tahron had committable offers from Kent State, UMass, Stony Brook, and other programs that wanted him to commit back in September 2020,” Hoyte said. “But him and his family wanted to wait until they could meet with coaches in person and visit campuses before making a commitment.”
Hoyte went on to say that Allen took a visit to Holy Cross and Northern Illinois courted him as well. But the 6-foot-4 stud of a player decided upon the Hawks in the end.
“It was the perfect fit: solid academics, a winning program, a talented staff committed to player development on and off the court,” Hoyte explained.
Allen enjoyed a monster truncated senior PSAL season, averaging 36.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game in six contests this past year.
As a junior, Allen poured in 17 points, grabbed 9.1 boards, and dished out a 2.6 dimes per game average in 14 tilts.
Monmouth posted a 12-8 overall record and went 12-6 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action in the 2020-21 campaign.
— Jerry Del Priore
(Photos: Brooklyn Collegiate)