Jarrett Allen (center) celebrates with his father Leonard (left), moderator Adam Hansen and Spartan Head Coach La-Mont King (right) as he is named to the 2016 McDonald’s All American Boys Basketball Team on February 10, 2016 at St. Stephen's Episcopal High School. PAUL BRICK FOR AUSTIN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS.

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Texas adds Jarrett Allen to 2016-17 recruiting class

Posted June 4th, 2016

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Texas announced on Saturday that it has added forward Jarrett Allen to their 2016-17 recruiting class.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Jarrett joining our basketball family,” head coach Shaka Smart said. “Jarrett’s tremendous character as a person and special talent as a player represent the exact combination we strive to attract in our program. Jarrett will make an immediate imprint on our team and significantly impact our style of play on both ends of the floor.”

The 6-foot-10, 210-pound Allen is a five-star McDonald’s All-American and is considered the nation’s 15th-best prospect by ESPN. The St. Stephen’s High School product averaged 19 points and 13 rebounds in leading his team to a 25-5 record and a second-consecutive Southwest Preparatory Conference championship as a senior. He will be joining incoming center James Banks and guards Andrew Jones and Jacob Young in the four-man recruiting class.

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