After playing in his second year for DeMatha’s varsity basketball team, point guard Ryan Allen has seen his stock rise. By playing against some of the top teams in the country on the biggest stages, colleges were able to see how good Allen can be.
“I got a lot of offers from the CAA,” Allen said. “One in the A10, and some other schools I have been talking too.”
Ryan picked up an offer from George Mason, and took unofficial visits to Delaware and James Madison, according to Corey Evans of Hoopseen.com. Outside of the CAA, Allen has been offered by Quinnipiac and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. UAB has some DeMatha familiarity since sharpshooter Nate Darling will be playing for the Blazers this upcoming season.
Ryan was apart of a DeMatha team that went 32-5 and was runner-up for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title. The Stags did manage to win the Maryland Private Schools and Alhambra tournament. Playing alongside Markelle Fultz, Josh Carlton and D.J. Harvey, Allen averaged nine points per game. He also was second on the team in three-pointers made with 51.
Ryan is currently playing for DeMatha in the BSN Summer League. In addition to that he plays for Team Takeover 17u in the Nike EYBL. He believes his game is getting better thanks to the experience he is gaining over the summer
“I definitely improved on finishing with my right hand, and dribbling with my right hand,” Ryan stated. “I also improved on my three point shot, and my range on it.”
Ryan will look to help DeMatha win the BSN Summer League then he will set his sights towards Peach Jam.