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Dontaie Allen sets new career scoring high for the second time in a week

UK basketball recruit Dontaie Allen lights up the Louisville Jamfest

In-state basketball recruit Dontaie Allen made four three-pointers right off the bat and continued to excel in a game at the Louisville Jamfest on Saturday. UK is among the schools recruiting him.
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In-state basketball recruit Dontaie Allen made four three-pointers right off the bat and continued to excel in a game at the Louisville Jamfest on Saturday. UK is among the schools recruiting him.

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.

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