In very surprising fashion, it has been recently reported that 6-foot-5, 205-pound sophomore wing Timmy Allen has decided to transfer high schools. After attending Desert Ridge HS his last two high school seasons and emerging as the state's top overall prospect in Arizona's 2018 class, Allen has decided to leave the school and enroll at Red Mountain HS.
The reason for Allen's transfer is undisclosed, although there have been some rumors regarding Allen getting into a fight with a high school teammate. It has not been confirmed.
At Red Mountain HS, Allen will team up with 6-foot-6 senior forward Chance Johns and also 5-foot-9 senior guard Andres Mayberry - the program's top two returning performers.
Allen's promise and potential for the future are quickly becoming more and more evident though, as Allen has received some serious division-I offers recently. Allen has now received scholarship offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Portland State, Grand Canyon, Fresno State and Cal State Northridge.
Allen is coming off a tremendous sophomore season, although his high school team struggled to win ball games consistently. He is now regarded among the top overall 2018 prospects in the country, as he recently received a Top-25 ranking in the class by several national scouting services.
Allen traveled this club season with Etop Udo-Ema and the Compton Magic program, and competed on the Adidas Gauntlet travel circuit.
Allen had a high game this high school season of 39 points and 18 rebounds in his team's 75-65 win over Desert Vista High School.
We will continue to follow Allen's recruitment closely, and bring you updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Allen is a very skilled wing prospect with a superb overall feel for the game. He is able to create shots for himself or others almost at will. He can be a passive scorer at times at this point in his young career, as he turns it on when he wants to offensively, but is able to make plays when he wants - capable of scoring inside and out and with ease. He is very smooth and has a nice perimeter shooting stroke with range. He is a very good ball handler and passer, making it very difficult for opposing teams to slow him down once he makes up his mind to get going. Allen is a solid rebounder with a big body that allows him to gain good inside position for nice offensive put-backs and rebounds. He gets a lot of his points in this manner, especially when you consider his long arms and wingspan that allows him to keep balls alive and extend past his opponents. Allen has quickly developed into one of the top overall prospects in the West for the 2018 class.