Arizona Wildcats basketball: Allen named MVP of juco all-star game

2014-05-10T22:46:00Z 2014-05-10T23:09:27Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Allen named MVP of juco all-star gameBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

After winning the junior college Player of the Year award at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, incoming Arizona Wildcats wing Kadeem Allen matched the effort in an NJCAA all-star game in Las Vegas tonight.

He was named MVP of the contest between juco Division I standouts against juco Division II and III players at the Orleans Arena, with 18 points on 7-for-15 shooting, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

“It was fun,” Allen said via phone tonight. “There wasn’t really any pressure. It was different. I just had to get used to the situation.”

Allen said it was only the second time he has played in a major all-star game, after playing in a Jordan Brand Classic regional game as a high school player in Wilmington, N.C.

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