Red Mountain High School's 6-foot-6, 210-pound senior wing Timmy Allen is now off the recruiting board, after giving a verbal commitment on Monday to a member of the PAC-12 Conference.
After taking a recent official recruiting visit to the program, Allen decided to pull the trigger - giving the University of Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak and his staff a big verbal commitment.
Allen has d trimmed his recruiting list to down to Utah, UCLA, Iowa State, Texas Tech and San Diego State before making his decision. Allen also held offers from Arizona State, USC, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Fresno State, Cal State Northridge, Grand Canyon and Portland State.
Allen is coming off a strong showing this spring and summer, and also had a good junior season for Red Mountain HS, after transferring from Desert Ridge HS a year earlier. Allen averaged 19.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per/game. Allen is regarded among the top overall 2018 prospects in the country.
Allen competed this club season with the Compton Magic program on the Adidas Gauntlet travel circuit.
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 is a very good scorer of the basketball, and is able to turn it on when he wants to offensively - 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 also a very good rebounder with a very good 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. A good ball handler and passer. Fundamentally sound. A very solid overall prospect that should benefit any team he plays for, as a result of his versatility and offensive soundness as a player.