Allen Headed to Georgetown

Highland Park's David Allen will be walking on at Georgetown. (Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park senior basketball player David Allen hopes to continue his playing career at Georgetown University. He will be joining the team as a walk-on. Allen said he visited the Washington, D.C., campus a couple of weeks ago and played with the team.

“I really enjoyed it,” Allen said. “I know coming in I probably won’t be expecting to get a whole lot of playing time my freshman year, but I’m going to work for it. I’m going to try to get out there.”

Allen, who averaged 23.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, was last season’s District 10-4A Most Valuable Player. Allen was suspended for the playoffs after being arrested for an alleged DWI.

“It was always something I wanted to do,” Allen said of playing Division I basketball. “For a little while, I thought it was something that wasn’t going to happen. But then this just came up and they stuck with me.”

By Chuck Cox May. 4, 2012 | 6:00 am | 7 Comments | Comments RSS
  • Gringo Bling

    Did he get any D1 scholarship offers or was that possibility eliminated w/ the DUI?

  • Second Chances

    Congratulations and good luck!

  • Avid Reader

    “For a little while, I thought it was something that wasn’t going to happen. But then this just came up and they stuck with me.”

    Serious question; he is walking on…anyone can do that correct?

  • M

    these days you have to be invited. hope he sticks.

  • momof4

    Congratulations David.

  • Hoyasfan

    That and about 60 grand should do the trick.

  • HPer Parent

    Fantastic news, wishing good luck your way! Would enjoy seeing you on the court again.

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