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Nevada Boys Basketball POY: Marcus Allen

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THE WINNER: Marcus Allen


School: Centennial (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 185 pounds

Athletic achievementHe averaged 28 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.6 assists this past season, leading the Bulldogs (23-10) to the Division I state final. A two-time First Team All-State selection, Allen scored a game-high 37 points in an 87-72 win over Canyon Springs (Las Vegas, Nev.) in the Division I semifinals. He scored at least 30 points in 14 of Centennial’s games this season.

Academic excellence: Allen has maintained a 4.0 GPA and will graduate as co-valedictorian of his class.

Exemplary characterHe has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club of America and has served on his school’s student council.


“Marcus Allen is a great team leader and he really excelled against top competition this year,” said Jack Tarango, head coach at Legacy (North Las Vegas, Nev.). “He willed his team to many victories this season.”

THE FUTUREAllen has signed with Stanford



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