West Virginia's Nathan Adrian (11) and Texas' Jarrett Allen battle for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Former Texas C Jarrett Allen signs with Tandem Sports

Posted April 25th, 2017

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Jarrett Allen is already following in Tim Duncan’s footsteps. In business, at least.

The former Texas center has signed with Tandem Sports + Entertainment, the same agency that represents Duncan, Grant Hill, Dominique Wilkins and Tamika Catchings.

Derrick Powell, Tandem’s vice president of athlete representation, and company president Jim Tanner will handle Allen’s contracts, appearances and business opportunities, according to a release from the company.

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The company is based in Arlington, Va.

“After a very successful freshman season at Texas, Jarrett is ready to take the next step in his career,” Powell said in a statement. “He has an engaging personality and an extremely bright future in the NBA, and we are looking forward to helping Jarrett fulfill his potential.”

In Allen’s lone season at UT, he led the team in rebounds (8.4) and blocks (1.5). DraftExpress currently has Allen projected to go 12th overall to Detroit.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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