Jarrett Allen #31 of the Texas Longhorns dunks against Sagaba Konate #50 of the West Virginia Mountaineers at the WVU Coliseum on February 20, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Jarrett Allen versus Jackie Moon — who wins?

Posted February 24th, 2017


Texas freshman Jarrett Allen has had some “Boogie” nights inside Club Erwin this season, so it’s a wonder we haven’t seen more of these comparisons.

While the 6-foot-11 Longhorns star’s game screams NBA, his hairstyle hearkens back to the glory days of the ABA. Or, as you may know it better, the setting for Will Ferrell’s 2008 film “Semi Pro” and the fictional character Jackie Moon.

ESPN recently pointed out their matching hairstyles during the broadcast of Texas’ game at West Virginia.


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When it comes to basketball, the similarities between Allen and Moon pretty much end below the hair. While Allen is a bear to rebound against and regularly throws down ferocious dunks, Moon once fought a bear and “invented the alley-oop.”

As for the question of who wore the ‘fro better: Allen or Ferrell? Dylan Osetkowski wants to know.

The Longhorns junior — who is sitting out this season after transferring from Tulane — posted side-by-side photos of the two asking his followers to “like for Jackie Moon; retweet for @JarrettAllen55.”


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