Returning starter for the Hokies ... One of the top post players in the ACC ... Was one of the top freshmen in the league last season ... Strong candidate for pre-season honors ... Developed into one of the top "steals" men in the ACC ... Worked hard over the summer to develop better body tone and conditioning ... Strong, physical forward who became an immediate contributor for the Hokies ... Gifted inside player with great hands and reach ... Allen has a feel for offensive rebounding and an ability to put the ball in the basket .
2007-08: Earned All-ACC Freshman and honorable mention All-Defensive honors ... Led the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and steals (69, 2.1 spg) ... Broke the school freshman record for steals at Clemson ... Guard Dell Curry (1982-83) recorded 58 as a freshman ... Fell four rebounds short of tying Ace Custis' freshman record in rebounds, of 255 ... Tied for the team lead in blocks (41, 1.3 bpg) and third in scoring (11.8 ppg) ... Fifth in the ACC in rebounding and 23rd in scoring ... Second in the ACC in steals and 10th in blocked shots ... Tied for second in the ACC in double-doubles and tied for first in the ACC for double-doubles among freshmen ... Scored in double figures in 24 of his 33 games as a freshman and had 11 games of 10-or-more rebounds ... Also had 10 games with three-or-more steals ... Led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 16 times ... Became just one of three Hokies (Jamon Gordon, A.D. Vassallo) to record a double-double in the ACC Tournament with his 10 point, 10 rebound performance against Miami ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in each of the Hokies' ACC Tournament games ... Posted a career-high four blocks at Clemson ... Had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the home win over Boston College ... Led the Hokies to a come-from-behind win at Maryland, where he scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds ... Posted a career-high six steals at NC State ... Served a two-game suspension against Duke and Boston College ... Made the game-winning free throw in the home win over Maryland ... Named ACC Freshman of the Week for the second time that week (previous vs. Elon, 11-9-07) ... Posted a career-high three assists to lead Tech for the first time ever in the category against St. John's ... Had a career-high 16 rebounds against Old Dominion ... Named to the Great Alaska Shootout and Holiday Festival all-tournament teams ... Scored a season-high 21 points against Butler.
Prep School/High School: Played as a postgraduate for coach Kevin Keatts at Hargrave Military Academy after playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy for Steve Smith ... Played as a sophomore and junior for Mike Jones at DeMatha High School ... Team's MVP at all three schools ... Honorable mention Washington Post All-Metro player as a junior ... Averaged a double-double as a sophomore and a junior, including 11 points and 13 rebounds per game as a junior ... He averaged 14.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game while shooting 63.8 percent from the field as a senior at Oak Hill ... Oak Hill was 40-1 overall and ranked second nationally by USA Today ... Rated as the #1 prep player in the country last season at Hargrave ... Averaged 21 points, 6.1 assists, six rebounds and three steals at Hargrave.
Personal: Jeffery E. Allen ... Born June 12, 1987 in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Michelle Warren and Jeffery Allen ... Oldest of three children.