If Dontaie Allen keeps scoring at this rate, the University of Kentucky signee is going to break some state records.
Allen — a four-star prospect who signed with UK earlier this month — scored a career-high 53 points in Pendleton County’s 83-73 loss to Scott High School on Thursday, three days after scoring a previous career high of 52 in a Wildcats win in their season opener Monday.
Allen was 18-of-37 from the field and made five three-pointers. He was 12-of-17 from the free-throw line and had 18 rebounds with three blocked shots.
He now has 2,802 career points. The state’s all-time leading scorer is “King” Kelly Coleman, who had 4,337 points for Wayland High School from 1953-56. Flat Gap’s Charlie Osborne is next on that list with 3,647 points, followed by former Knott Central star Camron Justice with 3,587 points.
Ervin Stepp, a star at Phelps, owns the highest mark for scoring average in a single season with 53.7 points per game in the 1979-80 season. Allen would need to average about 55 points per game over the rest of Pendleton County’s season to overtake Coleman for the career scoring mark.
Herald-Leader writer Ben Roberts is tracking each game of Dontaie Allen’s senior season. Click here for Roberts’ blog.
Ben Roberts contributed to this report.