Written by Corbett Smith
Kimball star D'Angelo Allen's long-awaited college choice is official after signing with Missouri
Coach Royce “Snoop” Johnson has seen his share of collegiate prospects during his state championship runs at Kimball.
In March, Johnson said that he had no doubt that senior forward D’Angelo Allen could move right into a starting lineup at the Division I level and make an impact.
Allen (6-7, 190) will get that chance in the fall, signing with Missouri on Monday.
“He’s going to be a kid that can play immediately at every level because of his size and his ability to be team-first,” Johnson said.
Allen was a four-time Class 4A state finalist at Kimball, winning titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was named to the 4A state all-tournament team as a senior, blocking nine shots over two games, including a key block with 20 seconds remaining in Kimball’s 60-56 semifinal win over Beaumont Central.
Allen averaged 13.3 points and 10.2 rebounds as a senior and chose Missouri over Oklahoma, Marquette, Houston and Georgetown.
Allen is coach Kim Anderson’s first recruit to sign at Missouri. Anderson was hired April 28 after winning the 2014 Division II national title at Central Missouri.
Anderson said in a news release that he was excited about Allen’s versatility.
“He can score, rebound, defend and block shots, and I really appreciate his willingness to put team success over his personal accolades,” Anderson said. “He is going to be a great addition to our program.”