TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second time this week, incoming Arizona men’s basketball student-athlete Kadeem Allen has earned a National Player of the Year award, as the NABC named him Junior College Player of the Year on Wednesday.
The NABC names just one overall JUCO player as its top player on a yearly basis. On Monday, the Hutchinson Community College standout was named NJCCA Division I Player of the Year.
In each of his two seasons at Hutch, Allen earned first-team All-America honors from both the NABC and NJCCA. The third-leading scorer in HCC history with 1,425 points in two seasons, Allen was a two-time All-Region VI Player of the Year and was named the Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year in 2013.
Allen averaged 25.9 points as a sophomore in leading Hutch to Region VI runner-up honors, ranking second in the NJCCA in scoring. He shot 45.7 percent from the field and 74.4 percent from the free throw line, posting two triple-doubles, eight double-doubles and 13 30-point games.
The Wilmington, N.C., native’s scoring average of 25.9 points per game in 2013-14 was the second-best single-season mark in HCC history, and his 854 points ranked third on Hutch’s single-season scoring list. He set program single-season records for free throws made (276) and attempted (371).For the latest updates on Arizona men’s basketball and an inside look at the program, follow @APlayersProgram on Twitter.