APRIL 12: Allen has decided to keep his name in the draft and will sign with an agent, a source tells Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports (Twitter link).
MARCH 21: Texas freshman Jarrett Allen will enter the 2017 NBA draft, but won’t immediately hire an agent, reports Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. By not hiring an agent, Allen will retain the ability to test the draft waters and withdraw his name at a later date, retaining his NCAA eligibility.
Assuming he does keep his name in the draft, Allen is projected as a probable first-round pick. Both Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress and Chad Ford of ESPN.com view the 6’11” center as a top-20 prospect for 2017, with Givony placing him 12th and Ford ranking him 16th.
In his first – and possibly only – season as a Longhorn, Allen averaged 13.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, and 1.5 BPG for the club, shooting 56.6% from the field. According to Ford, some scouts have questions about Allen’s toughness, but love his athleticism and his 7’6″ wingspan.
Our full list of early entrants for the 2017 NBA draft can be found right here.