PHILADELPHIA – Temple University
senior forward Lavoy Allen
will compete in the Reese's College All-Star game that will take place this Friday, April 1 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The game will be televised live by TruTV with tip time scheduled for 5:35 pm ET.
Allen ended his career as Temple's all-time rebound leader (1,147) and 24th on the all-time scoring list with 1,421 points. He also moved into third place on the all-time blocked shots list with 213 and his 98 career wins in a Cherry and White uniform place him eighth in the program's history. The 6-9 forward from Morrisville, Pa. (Pennsbury HS) also compiled 41 career double-doubles, including eight in his last nine games.
Named first team all-conference for the second straight season and to the league's all-defensive team for the third time, Allen led Temple and ranked second in the Atlantic 10 Conference in rebounding with an 8.6 average. He also led the Owls in blocked shots with a career best 61 and finished second on the squad in scoring with an 11.6 average. He also grabbed double-figure rebounds in 16 games, including nine straight to end the season.
Allen will be joined on the East All-Star team by fellow seniors: Dwight Hardy (St. John's), Brad Wanamaker (Pittsburgh), Chris Warren (Mississippi), Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Mike Davis (Illinois), Gary McGhee (Pittsburgh), Jacob Pullen (Kansas State), Vlad Moldoveanu (American) and Jimmy Butler (Marquette). The West All-Star team is comprised of Andrew Goudelock (College of Charleston), Tai Wesley (Utah State), Kenneth Faried (Morehead State), Malcolm Thomas (San Diego State), Kalin Lucas (Michigan State), Tristan Thomas (North Texas), Alex Stephenson (USC), Mickey McConnell (St. Mary's), Cameron Jones (Northern Arizona) and Gary Johnson (Texas).