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Encyclopedia > Tony Allen (basketball)
Tony Allen
Position Shooting guard/Point guard[1][2]/Small forward[3]
League NBA
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Team Boston Celtics
Nationality USA
Born January 11, 1982 (1982-01-11) (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
High school Crane HS
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Oklahoma State
Draft 25th overall, 2004
Boston Celtics
Pro career 2004–present

Anthony Allen (born January 11, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois), better known as Tony Allen, is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. A swingman, he can play as a guard or forward.[3] If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... NBA redirects here. ... Swingman is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward and shooting guard positions; and, in essence, swing between the shooting guard and small forward positions. ...

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Early career

Allen played competitively at Chicago's Crane High School, where he was a basketball standout. At Crane Allen played alongside future Celtics prospect Will Bynum.[4] A 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 213 lb (97 kg) shooting guard, Allen spent his freshman year (2000-01) playing for Butler County College in El Dorado, Kansas, where he averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals, going on to being named Jayhawk West Conference Freshman of the Year.[5] During his sophomore year (2001-02) at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois, he led his team to 32-6 overall record and fourth place at the NJCAA championships.[5] For his final two college seasons (2002-2004), Allen transferred to Oklahoma State University (OSU), where he was named the national junior-college transfer of the year by collegeinsider.com,[4] and cited by college basketball commentator Dick Vitale as one of the top three junior college transfers during his junior season.[4] He was named the Big 12 Player of the Year his senior year, after averaging 16 points per game and leading the Cowboys to the Final Four. Allen became the first player in OSU history to score 1,000 career points in just two seasons.[5] He graduated Oklahoma State with a degree in education. After graduating, he declared himself ready for the 2004 NBA Draft. Will Bynum (born January 4, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Butler Community College is an accredited 2-year community college located in El Dorado, Kansas, USA, that opened in 1927. ... El Dorado is the largest city and county seat of Butler County, Kansas. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... Wabash Valley College is a community college located in Mount Carmel, Illinois. ... Mount Carmel is the county seat of Wabash County, Illinois. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Richard J. Dick Vitale, also known as Dickie V and Mr. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for womens teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. ... // Final four redirects here. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ...


NBA career

Allen was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 25th overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft. In his rookie season in 2004-05 he averaged 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, and ranked 3rd in the league in steals per 48 minutes, with 2.89. He was selected to play for the rookies in the Got Milk? Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend, along with fellow Celtics rookie Al Jefferson. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Got Milk? is an American advertising campaign encouraging the purchase of cows milk, which was created by the advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners for the California Milk Processor Board in 1993 and later licensed for use by milk processors and dairy farmers. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Al Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. // Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi. ...


Shooting incident

Allen's successful rookie season was marred during the 2005 off-season, when he was charged with aggravated battery stemming from an altercation that escalated into the non-fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man outside a restaurant in Chicago in August 2005. Although he was not a suspect in the shooting, Allen was accused of breaking another man's left eye socket.[6] He spent two nights in jail, but was not implicated in the shooting. Due to this incident and a rather severe right knee injury that Allen had suffered prior to the shooting, Allen missed much of the first half of the 2005-06 season. On April 24, 2007, the charges against Allen were dropped in a Chicago court.[6] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


2006-07 injury

On January 10, 2007, in the final minutes of a Celtics loss to the Indiana Pacers, during the 2006-07 season, Allen suffered a debilitating knee injury as he landed awkwardly after an uncontested slam dunk attempt after the whistle was blown,[7] tearing both the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL).[8] Allen underwent a successful ACL reconstructive surgery on January 13 at New England Baptist Hospital[9] and was sidelined for the rest of the season.[7] He was averaging 11.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.48 steals in 33 games.[10] He made a fast return to the court for his type of knee injury only nine months later during the following preseason, even though not at full strength.[11] However, the explosiveness he displayed prior to the injury was noted as "sorely lacking".[11] is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Diagram of the right knee Grays Fig. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... Diagram of the knee The medial collateral ligament (or MCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... Knees following ACL reconstruction surgery. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Carl J. B. and Olive Currie Rose Fund assures that all patients receive a red rose upon admittance. ...


Personal

In his spare time, Tony Allen enjoys listening to music,[5] and is considered somewhat of a music "connoisseur" by his Celtic teammates. He also frequently assists the Celtics in charity work in and around the Boston area. Allen was born to Ella Allen, and he has two sisters, Ebony and Dominique, and a brother, Ryan. Tony Allen also can not hit a wide open lay-up, that a 350 pound man could hit. [4][5]


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/celtics/view.bg?articleid=1035216
  2. ^ http://www.nba.com/celtics/training_camp/notes102907-sox-pollard.html?rss=true
  3. ^ a b Boston & L.A. are centers of NBA once again. Published September 30, 2007
  4. ^ a b c d Tony Allen profile at okstate.com
  5. ^ a b c d e 2004 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Tony Allen
  6. ^ a b Charges in shooting dropped against Allen, published April 24, 2007
  7. ^ a b Celtics guard Allen out for season with knee injury
  8. ^ Tony Allen Interview, May 14, 2007
  9. ^ Celtics G Allen undergoes knee surgery. Updated July 12, 2007
  10. ^ Celtics' Allen has surgery on torn knee ligaments. Updated January 13, 2007
  11. ^ a b Mark Murphy, All’s well with Tony, Boston Herald

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External links

  • Tony Allen Player Info at NBA.com
  • Tony Allen Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com

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