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#40 Brandon Allen
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Milton, Fla.
High School: Milton
Experience: High School

Bio: 2014-15 Complete Bio

Features: FSU Walk-On Ready /

ON ALLEN: A talented athlete who will look to increase his playing time during his sophomore season…played in 14 games as a freshman during the 2013-14 season…played in14 games, five ACC games and in three of the Seminoles’ four NIT games in 2014 as the Seminoles earned a 3-1 record and advanced to play at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City…is known for his keen shooting eye…joined the Seminoles in 2013 after playing professional baseball as a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization for three seasons (2010-12)…the right-handed pitcher was the Giants 18th round selection in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft…selected to pursue a baseball career and forgo a collegiate baseball career at Auburn…is part of ACC history as he made the ACC record 16th 3-point shot of the Seminoles’ record-setting victory over Maryland at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee during the 2013-14 season…his second career 3-point shot put Florida State up 83-55 and set the ACC record for 3-point shots made in a single game in ACC history…Florida State won the game 85-61…father, Randy, is the Seminoles’ No. 14 all-time scorer and played four years in the Garnet and Gold (1984-87)…wears the same number (40) as his father, Randy, did during his college career at Florida State…

AS A FRESHMAN: Averaged 0.7 points (10th on the team) and 0.3 rebounds (10th) while playing in 14 games during his first season as a Seminole…helped lead Florida State to the semifinals of the NIT marking only the second time in school history the Seminoles had advanced at least as far as the fourth round of in nine NIT appearances in school history…earned playing time during his first season at two of the most historic venues the Seminoles played in during the 2013-14 season – Cameron Indoor Stadium against Duke (Jan. 25) and Madison Square Garden against Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT (April 1)…earned playing time in five ACC games and including the Seminoles’ victories at Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 12) and against Virginia Tech in the Donald L. Tucker Center (Feb. 5)…also earned playing time against ACC champion Virginia in Charlottesville (Jan. 18) and against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium…earned 26 minutes of playing time for an average of 1.9 minutes played per game…scored his career-high of three points in Florida State’s victories over Charlotte (Dec. 17) and Maryland (Jan. 12)…his first career basket (a 3-point shot) came in Florida State’s 106-62 victory at home against Charlotte…his 3-point shot with 1:53 remaining in the game gave Florida State a 104-57 lead in its (+44) largest margin of victory during the 2013-14 season…his second career basket (also a 3-point shot) came in Florida State’s largest margin of victory (+24) in an ACC game…Allen’s second half 3-point shot came with 1:22 remaining in the game against the Terps and gave Florida State a commanding 83-55 lead…his 3-point shot was Florida State’s 16th of the game and set the ACC record for most 3-point shots in an ACC game in conference history…scored the first two points of his career in his first career game for the Seminoles against Jacksonville (Nov. 8)…earned his career-high of seven minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ season-opening 91-67 victory over the Dolphins in Tallahassee…earned his career-high of two free throws made, two free throws attempted, two offensive rebounds, two total rebounds and seven minutes of playing time in his first career appearance…earned five minutes of playing time in the first half and two minutes of playing time in the second half…his two first half rebounds helped Florida State to a 43-36 halftime advantage…entered the game at the 12:07 mark with the Seminoles up by two at 18-16 and in five minutes of first half playing time helped the Seminoles increase their lead to as many as 10 before the first half ended…earned one minute of playing time in Florida State’s victory over No. 10 VCU in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…Florida State defeated the No. 10 ranked Rams by an 85-67 margin for its first of two wins over a ranked team during Allen’s first season on the team…first career steal came in the Seminoles’ victory over UT-Martin at home (Nov. 17)…earned playing time in two games against Minnesota – two minutes in the Seminoles’ game against the Gophers in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge at Williams Arena in Minneapolis (Dec. 3) and in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City (April 1)…played in three of the Seminoles four games in the NIT as the Seminoles advanced to the semifinals of the event with a 3-1 record…(vs. Duke): Totaled one minute of playing time in Florida State’s only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant Duke…a second half substitution as Florida State fell 78-56 in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.(Jan. 25)…(vs. Maryland): Earned three minutes of playing time in two games against Maryland…inserted into the Seminoles’ victory at home and earned playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Comcast Center in College Park, Md…scored three points on a made 3-point shot in Florida State’s 81-65 victory over the Terps at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)…his 3-point shot at the 1:22 mark of the second half gave Florida State an 83-55 lead in its history making victory over the Terps…his 3-point shot set the ACC record for most 3-point field goals in a game by a team in an ACC game with 16…the Seminoles were an incredible 16 of 24 from 3-point range in a game televised nationally by ESPNU…also earned one minute of playing time in the Seminoles ACC road game at Maryland…the Seminoles fell to the Terps, 83-71, in the final trip to Maryland as conference members as the Terps left the ACC for the Big Ten on July 1, 2014…(vs. Virginia): Earned one minute of playing time in one of the Seminoles’ three games against ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Virginia…one minute of playing time came in the Seminoles’ trip to Charlottesville where the Cavaliers took a 78-66 victory (Jan. 18)…(vs. Virginia Tech): Totaled two points in one minute of playing time in Florida State’s only game of the season against Virginia Tech…Florida State defeated the Hokies by a 70-50 margin at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…scored his third career basket – and the first career two-point field goal of his career in the victory…scored Florida State’s final basket with 10 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles their final margin of victory at 70-50 (+20 points)…(In Three Games During The NIT): Averaged 0.0 points and 0.0 rebounds in three appearances during the NIT as he helped Florida State advance to the semifinals of the event for the second time in school history and first time since 1997…earned playing time in Florida State’s victories over Florida Gulf Coast and Georgetown and in its semifinal appearance in Madison Square Garden against Minnesota…one minute of playing time each against the Eagles, the Hoyas and the Gophers…was an important member of the Seminoles’ roster in the NIT as Florida State was without two veterans because of injury…(vs. Florida Gulf Coast): One minute of playing time as a first half substitution in the Seminoles’ first round victory over Florida Gulf Coast in the NIT…the Seminoles took the 58-53 win over Florida Gulf Coast in the first meeting between the two teams (March 18)…inserted into the line-up at the 9:39 mark as Florida State worked to build a 24-19 lead at halftime…earned important minutes against the Eagles as center Michael Ojo was limited to five minutes of playing because of a knee injury and guard Ian Miller was hobbled by a foot injury…(vs. Georgetown): Earned one minute of playing time as Florida State played host to Georgetown in the second round of the NIT…a second half substitution as Florida State distanced itself from the Hoyas in winning, 101-90, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (March 24)…helped Florida State take the 11-point victory and advance to a third round game against Louisiana Tech…the Seminoles topped the Bulldogs, 78-75, in a third consecutive game in Tallahassee to advance to the national semifinals…(vs. Minnesota): Totaled one minute of playing time in the Seminoles’ semifinal game in the NIT at Madison Square Garden…the Gophers took the 67-64 overtime victory to advance to the championship game (April 1)…earned his playing time in the overtime period as Florida State fought to win the game in the extra session…Minnesota outscored Florida State, 7-4 in the extra five minutes to gain the victory…

AT MILTON: Graduated from Milton High School in 2010…was a two sport standout in both basketball and baseball…earned All-State Second Team honors in 2009 and All-State Third Team honors in 2010 in basketball…named the Panther’s Most Valuable Player in basketball twice – in 2008 and 2009 and earned all-area second-team honors as a sophomore and a junior…named the boy’s basketball Player of the Year by the Pensacola News Journal and earned All-State Class 5A Third Team honors during his senior season as named by the Florida Sports Writers Association…Seminole teammate and All-American candidate Okaro White was named to the All-State Class 5A First-Team that season (2010)… averaged a district leading 17.1 points per game his senior year as he led the Panthers to the district title…scored over 1,000 career points during his high school career…named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Alec Kressler Memorial Basketball Tournament…scored his senior season high of 26 points against Fairhope (Alabama) High School and totaled 22 against Fort Walton Beach (Florida)…scored in double figures in each of the first 14 games of his senior season…also a also a three-year letterwinner as a member of his varsity baseball team…named to the 2010 Rawlings Florida All Region First Team and played in the 2009 National High School Showcase…earned a 5-2 record and a 1.74 ERA in earning All-Area Second Team honors as a junior…

PERSONAL: Born August 15, 1991…is the son of Randy and Kelly Allen…comes from a basketball background…his father,  who played for the Sacramento Kings in 1988 and 1989, was a Florida State basketball star who played three years under Joe Williams and one under Pat Kennedy…averaged 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game…a brother, Adam Allen, played four years at Florida (2007-11)…chose to play baseball  professionally after signing a scholarship to attend Auburn and play baseball for the Tigers following his senior year of high school…drafted to the San Francisco Giants as a right-handed pitcher in the 18th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft…played two years with the Arizona Giants of the Arizona Rookie League and one season with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Short-Season Class A Northwest League in Oregon….appeared in 32 games during his minor league career…struck out 57 batters in 102 innings pitched as both a starter and reliever…comes to Florida State after three seasons of playing minor league baseball…graduated from Milton High School with honors is majoring in engineering at Florida State…

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