ON ALLEN: A two-year letter winner at Florida State (2006 and 2007) after earning his Associates Degree and playing two seasons (2004 and 2005) at Mott Community College in Michigan...will earn his degree in social science during the summer of 2007...enjoyed the best season as a Seminole in 2007 as he helped lead Florida State to the quarterfinal round of the NIT and into the championship game of the Colonial Classic his senior season...Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton said: "Jerel never had a bad effort day during his career as a Seminole. He worked as hard as any player I have coached at Florida State. He was also a very positive player whose attitude was spread throughout our team and was a very positive force during his career."...proved to be one of Florida State's most versatile players during his two year career as he utilized his ball handling, shooting and defending abilities to help the Seminoles earn two consecutive NIT appearances...played in 65 games - while starting two as a senior - as he proved himself to be a very durable player during his career...he did not miss playing in a game during his career at Florida State...is one of the Seminoles' top man and lock-down defenders during his career who was often charged with shutting down the opponents' hottest player after starting the game on the bench...a scorer who can get his shot off in any situation...has the ability to play both guard positions and play them well...earned All-America Honorable Mention Honors as he led Mott Community College to the NJCAA playoffs in two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005...the 38th best junior college player during the 2005 season according to Street and Smith's...Mott was ranked #1 in the NJCAA pre-season poll, and finished ranked #2 in the final regular season poll...earned three team awards at the Seminoles' Honors Banquet in 2007 - the Sixth-Man, the Tip-of-the-Spear and the Unsung Hero awards - all three awards exemplified his importance to Florida State's game rotation and as a teammate...also earned the Tip-of-the-Spear award in 2006 - the award is presented by the coaching staff and symbolizes his true passion for the game and his dedication to improving his game each and every day in practice.
AS A SENIOR (2007): Averaged a career-high of 4.9 points (sixth on the team), 2.0 rebounds (seventh) and made 28 3-point field goals (fifth) as a senior...played in all 35 games while earning the first two starts of his Division I career against Wake Forest (Jan. 27) and NC State (Feb. 24) - the Seminoles won both of those games...to go along with playing a career-high 19.1 minutes per game, Allen earned his career-high in virtually every statistical category...totaled career-high in minutes played and minutes played per game (679 / 19.1)...field goals made, field goals attempted and field goal percentage (63 of 154 / .409)...3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted (28 of 82), free throws made, free throws attempted and free throw percentage (18 of 26 / .692), offensive, defensive, total rebounds and rebounds per game average (20+49=69 / 2.0 rpg), assists (28 / 0.8 apg), steals (25 / 0.7 spg), blocked shots (8 / 0.3 bpg), points and points per game average (172 / 4.9 ppg)...scored in double figures twice during his senior season - with 11 points in a victory over SMU in the Colonial Classic (Nov. 14) and with 10 points against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament in the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (March 9)...played in double figures in minutes in 34 of the Seminoles' 35 games with his career-high of 30 minutes coming as a starter against NC State (Feb. 24) on Senior Day in Tallahassee...played in double figures in 15 of 16 ACC games as a senior...helped Florida State finish as the ACC leader and ranked fifth in the nation in free throw shooting percentage as a team for the season...improved his personal free throw shooting percentage by nearly 20 points in helping the Seminoles lead the league from the free throw line for the first time since joining the ACC for the 1992 season...made a career-high 28 3-point field goals and shot .341 from the bonusphere in helping the Seminoles to a third place finish in the ACC statistics in both team 3-point field goals made and team 3-point field goal percentage...his career-high of three 3-point field goals came in Florida State's victory over SMU at home in the Colonial Classic...made at least one 3-point field goal in 21 of the Seminoles' 35 games and made eight in a four game stretch (Feb. 24 through March 9) against NC State, Miami, Clemson and North Carolina...the games against Clemson and North Carolina came in the ACC Tournament...led the Seminoles in assists as a starter against Wake Forest, in steals at Virginia (Nov. 17) and in blocked shots against Illinois State (Nov. 13) and at Duke (Feb. 4) ...top scoring game of the season came with 11 points in the Seminoles' 59-52 victory over SMU in the third game of the Colonial Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 14)...scored a team-high nine points in the first half to help keep the Seminoles in the running for the victory over the Mustangs...all nine of his points came on 3-point shots at very important parts of the first half...his first came with 11:11 left in the half and put the Seminoles up 12-6...his second came less than one minute later and gave the Seminoles a 15-6 lead with 10:21 left before halftime...his third 3-pointer gave the Seminoles an 18-12 lead with 7:19 left on the clock...making his nine points all that more important was that SMU outscored Florida State 14-7 in the final seven minutes of the half to take the lead into the locker room at halftime...two points on a jumper in the second half as the Seminoles outscored the Mustangs 34-26 in the final 20 minutes to take the 59-52 victory...(vs. Boston College): averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...scored four points and added two assists as the Seminoles traveled to play at Boston College (Jan. 23)...scored all four of his points in the first half to help Florida State earn a 41-41 tie at the intermission...all four points came on two-point baskets and both gave the Seminoles a lead...his first jumper gave Florida State a 9-7 advantage with 14:57 left in the first half while his second on a lay-up gave Florida State a 27-26 lead with 6:07 left before halftime...Boston College rebounded to win the game on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to take the game, 85-82...held scoreless for one of only four times during the season but had three rebounds and two assists as the Seminoles played host to the Eagles in Tallahassee (Feb. 11)...(vs. Clemson): averaged 4.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...totaled zero points and one rebound as the Seminoles hosted Clemson in Tallahassee (Jan. 3) in the first ACC games of the season for both teams...the Tigers won the game on a last-second lay-up, 68-66...scored eight points and pulled down three rebounds in 18 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles traveled to play at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson (Feb. 7)...his eight points against the Tigers tied for his second highest scoring total in an ACC game during the season...scored six first half points on three field goals as the Seminoles hung in with the Tigers on the road...scored four points in the final seven minutes of the first half as Florida State worked themselves back into the game after trailing by as many as 17 to trail by only 11 at the half...(vs. Duke): scored five points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game (a 68-67 victory) over NCAA Tournament participant Duke during the 2006-07 seaason...scored five points in the victory with all five coming during a 31 second span in the second half as the Seminoles roared back on the road to earn the first victory in Seminole history in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Feb. 4)...hit a 3-pointer at the 15:50 mark to put Florida State up 43-40 and was true on a lay-up to put the Seminoles up 45-40 with 15:19 remaining in the victory...the lead see-sawed back and forth for the remainder of the game before the Seminoles pulled out the historic 68-67 victory...had one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in 11 first half minutes and five points in eight second half minutes...Florida State trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, were behind by three at the intermission and ahead by one at the final buzzer...(vs. Georgia Tech): averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Georgia Tech...totaled three points in 11 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles played host to the Yellow Jackets in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)...his three points came on a 3-pointer in the first half and helped the Seminoles forge a 35-30 halftime lead...earned eight minutes of playing time in the second half as Georgia Tech rallied from as many as six down to earn the victory...scored two points and added two rebounds in 18 minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Jan. 13)...(vs. Maryland): averaged 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland...scored two points, pulled down one rebound and added one steal in nine minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Maryland going away, 96-79, in a game played in Tallahassee (Jan. 30)...two points came on two first half free throws to give the Seminoles a 19-15 lead with 13:17 remaining before halftime...Florida State trailed during the first three minutes of the game before taking the lead at the 16:35 mark and keeping it for the remainder of the game...totaled zero points, one rebound and one steal in 20 minutes of play as Florida State traveled to play at Maryland (Feb. 21)...(vs. Miami): averaged 5.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against Miami...played well in helping the Seminoles to the 98-90 overtime victory over Miami in Coral Gables to close out the regular season (March 3)...all six points came on two 3-point shots in the second half as the Seminoles recovered from as much as a nine-point deficit in the second half to gain the important victory...his first 3-pointer came with 15:30 remaining in the game and pulled Florida State to within two at 47-49...his second with 10:35 left closed the gap again and pulled the Seminoles to within four at 61-57...his second 3-pointer continued a 30-21 run to close out the game in a tie at 82 at the end of regulation...Florida State won the game, 98-90, a closed out the regular season with a victory and second ACC wins...scored four points and dished out a career-high tying three assists as the Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes, 86-67, in Tallahassee in the first meeting of the season between the two teams...two assists to account for six total points came in only four minutes played in the first half...assisted on a 3-pointer by Isaiah Swann to make the score 22-13 in favor of the Seminoles and assisted Ralph Mims on a 3-pointer to bring the score to 25-13 at the 10:21 mark of the first half....both assists came within a 1:10 span ...an assist and a lay-up on a Ryan Reid bucket in the second half helped the Seminoles to the 86-67 win...(vs. North Carolina): averaged 6.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...totaled two points, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal one in 19 minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill (Jan. 7)...his top scoring ACC game of the season came against North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in the St. Pete Times Forum (March 9) as he scored 10 points, pulled down two rebounds and earned one block, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes of playing time...scored seven points as he earned 13 minutes of playing time in the first half as the Seminoles were in early foul trouble...his seven points came on one made two-point field goal, one made three-point field goal and two made free throw shots...scored three second half points in 10 minutes on one made 3-point shot...(vs. NC State): scored eight points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NIT Participant NC State...a starter on Senior Day against NC State in the Seminoles 78-52 victory over the Wolfpack in Tallahassee (Feb. 24)...responded to his starting assignment with eight points, three rebounds and two assists in a career-high 30 minutes of playing time...all eight points came in the first half in 16 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles sprinted to a 39-21 lead...began Senior Day on a high note as he helped the Seminoles' two seniors (All-America Al Thornton and himself) score the first five points of the game...after Thornton opened the games' scoring with a thunderous dunk, Allen followed his teammates lead with a 3-point shot to give Florida State a 5-0 lead with only 1:06 elapsed in the game...a second 3-pointer with 2:03 remaining before intermission gave the Seminoles a 36-15 (+21 points) lead - their largest of the first half...totaled 14 minutes of playing time in the second half to help the Seminoles to their 18th victory of the season...(vs. Virginia): scored nine points and pulled down three rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the 2006-07 season against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia...third on the team in scoring with nine points and totaled three rebounds as the Seminoles traveled to play at Virginia (Feb. 17)...five first half points and four in the second half as the Seminoles nearly rallied to gain the ACC road victory before falling in the final seconds, 73-70...while All-America Al Thornton did most of the damage in the second half with 23 of the Seminoles' 42 points, Allen scored four important points in the final 20 minutes of the game...a jumper with 9:17 left brought Florida State to within 54-51 and another jumper with 7:17 left in the game pulled the Seminoles to within three once again at 58-55...a steal led to a bucket by Thornton with 4:37 remaining to cut the Cavaliers' margin to two at 62-60...helped the Seminoles outscore the Cavaliers 12-11 in the final five minutes as they tried in desperation to gain the ACC road win...(vs. Virginia Tech): scored five points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant Virginia Tech during the 2007 season...scored five points in 10 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles outscored the Hokies, 82-73, to gain the victory in Tallahassee (Jan. 17)...scored all five points in the first half as Florida State jumped to an early lead and never trailed during the game...scored all five points in less than a two minute span with two free throws to make the score 20-16 at the 11:10 mark and a 3-point jumper to make the score 23-16 with 9:37 remaining...gave the Seminoles a seven point lead - one they built on for the rest of the night to take their first ACC victory after an 0-3 start in conference play...four minutes of playing time came in the second half as the Seminoles opened up as much as an 18-point lead and won by nine to improve to 13-5 overall...(vs. Wake Forest): scored three points and pulled down one rebound in the Seminoles' only game against Wake Forest during the 2006-07 season...earned the first start of his career and responded with three points, three assists and one rebound in 19 minutes of play as Florida State defeated Wake Forest, 74-66, in Tallahassee (Jan. 27)...made one basket, a 3-pointer, and scored only three points in the victory, but he made the points count...his 3-pointer came in the first half with 8:29 remaining and pulled the Seminoles to within four at 20-16...the Seminoles trailed the entire first half with Allen's 3-pointer coming to close as much as an eight point deficit for Florida State...the Seminoles brought the game to within one in the first half, trailed by only two at halftime and outscored the Demon Deacons by 10 to win the game and earn their third conference victory of the year...a career-high tying three assists led to seven first half points including on a lay-up by Uche Echefu with 2:10 left before half time to bring the score to 28-30... (vs. Toledo, Michigan and Mississippi State in the NIT): averaged 2.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in three games as the Seminoles advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT...totaled his NIT career-high of five points in the Seminoles' 77-61 victory over Toledo in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 13)...scored all five points in the first half to bolster Florida State to a 39-23 lead at halftime...another important 3-point shot with 13:06 remaining in the first half gave the Seminoles their biggest lead of the half (four) at 14-10...his 3-point shots came at the tail end of a 14-6 run that brought Florida State from a 4-0 deficit after just over 1:30 was played and gave them a 14-10 lead just over 13 minutes left before halftime...added two free throws at the 1:13 mark to give the Seminoles a commanding 37-23 lead heading into the break...part of an outstanding Florida State effort with three points, one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes played as Florida State defeated Michigan in Tallahassee in the second round of the NIT (March 15)...a second half 3-point shots helped Florida State put the game out of reach and led to the demonstrative 87-66 victory...was one of 11 Seminoles that scored at least one point in the victory over the Big Ten Wolverines...earned 17 minutes of playing time in his final collegiate game against Mississippi State in the quarterfinal round of the NIT...was scoreless but pulled down one rebound on the road against the Bulldogs...(vs. Florida): scored five points, pulled down two rebounds and had two steals in 13 minutes of play as Florida State defeated No. 4 ranked Florida and NCAA Tournament Champion Florida, 70-66, in the annual intra-state meeting between the Seminoles and the Gators...scored three first half points and two in the second to help Florida State to one of the great victories in college basketball during the season and one of only five losses for the Gators in 2006-07...a 3-point shot put Florida State up 21-13 with 10:49 left in the first half...that shot helped the Seminoles hold a very important 36-31 lead at the half...a second half jumper also proved important as it gave the Seminoles a 55-41 lead with 11:02 left in the game...it was an important shot because the Gators cut the lead to two with only 54 seconds remaining in the game - the Seminoles held on to win the game on two free throws by Al Thornton with four seconds left in the game.
AS A JUNIOR (2006): Averaged 3.3 points (ninth on the team), 1.4 rebounds (tied for ninth) and made 17 3-point field goals (fifth) in his first season as a Seminole...one of eight players on the Seminoles' roster to play in all 30 games during the 2005-06 season...played double figure minutes in 20 of Florida State's 30 games with his career-high of 22 minutes coming in the Seminoles' victory over Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 2)...also earned 20 minutes of playing time in his first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play Duke (Feb. 4)...scored in double figures in two games - both victories - against Texas Southern and in an ACC game against Wake Forest...career-high 14 points and career-high four rebounds in the Seminoles' victory over Texas Southern (Dec. 7)...established single-game career-highs for points scored (14), field goals made (five), field goals attempted (eight), field goal percentage (.625), 3-point field goals made (four) and 3-point field goals attempted (six) against Texas Southern...scored in double figures with 11 points, two rebounds in 14 minutes of play vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 24)...shot well from the field in his career debut as he made four of eight field goal attempts including one of two shots from 3-point range against Jacksonville (Nov. 19)...scored nine points against the Dolphins in his first Division I game...totaled six points and two rebounds in 15 minutes of play against Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 29)...his scoring outburst helped the Seminoles set a new challenge record for largest margin of victory (+40, 97-57) against the Boilermakers...(vs. Boston College): scored 0 points and pulled down two rebounds in one regular season game against NCAA Tournament participant Boston College...both rebounds came in four minutes of playing time in the first half as Florida State traveled to play at Boston College for the first time as ACC opponents (Jan. 14)...both rebounds came in the first half as the Seminoles sprinted to a 38-34 halftime lead and led by as many as 11 in the first 20 minutes...the Eagles recovered to win the game, 90-87...(vs. Clemson): averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Clemson...scored five points, pulled down four rebounds and added one steal in 13 minutes against Clemson in his ACC debut (Jan. 4)...scored all five points in the second half as Florida State mounted a comeback after trailing 36-30 at halftime...pulled the Seminoles to within four at 40-44 with a 3-pointer from the wing with 15:36 remaining in the second half...his four rebounds ranked second on the team during the game...totaled six points, one rebound and one steal in the Seminoles' victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 1)...four first half points to help stake the Seminoles to a 26-23 halftime advantage...playing time came early along with two lay-ups in the span of 1:03 to give the Seminoles an early advantage...first bucket with 14:54 left in the first half put Florida State up 7-4 and a second with 13:51 remaining put the Seminoles up 9-4...made the first two free throws of his career in the second half as Florida State took command of the game...two made attempts from the line gave Florida State the 34-25 (+9 point lead) with 15:31 left in the game...free throws were important as the Tigers tied the game less than three minutes later but never took the lead...the Seminoles never trailed during the game in winning 69-59 to even their ACC record at 4-4 at the midpoint of the ACC schedule...(vs. Duke): averaged 0.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NCAA Tournament participant Duke...scored 0 points but contributed two rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Seminoles took Duke to overtime in Durham in Allen's first career trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium (Feb. 4)...one rebound and one steal in four minutes played in the first half...his steal came as he broke on a pass from Duke's Greg Paulus with Florida State up 32-29 with 5:03 left in the first half...two second half assists led to jumpers by Jason Rich at the 14:40 mark to put the Seminoles up 58-54 and at the 5:05 mark to tie the game at 76-76...with Allen in the lineup Florida State rallied to tie the score 84-84 at the end of regulation before falling in overtime, 96-97...scored 0 points but earned one rebound and one assist in 14 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated No. 1 ranked Duke in Tallahassee (March 1)...his assist came in the second half on a short jumper by Alexander Johnson that tied the game at 65-65 with 5:27 remaining...the assist by Allen and the basket by Johnson began a 14-9 game-ending run that gave Florida State its second ever win over the nation's No. 1 ranked team...(vs. Georgia Tech): scored 0 points, pulled down two rebounds and added two steals in Florida State's only game during the season against Georgia Tech...a second half steal led directly to an Andrew Wilson 3-point shot to bring the Seminoles to within eight at 56-64...the steal and ensuing basket began a 24-15 game-ending run that catapulted Florida State to the win...the Seminoles trailed 64-53 before Allen's steal led to Wilson's basket and by the end of the 24-15 run the Seminoles had won the game, 80-79...(vs. Maryland): scored seven points in 11 minutes of play in one game against NIT participant Maryland...scored six of his seven points in the first half to help Florida State to a 37-27 advantage at halftime...his six points came in a 23 second span that helped the Seminoles stretch a two point lead into an eight point lead...Allen made a 3-point shot with 10:15 remaining to put Florida State up 19-15 only 15 seconds after Maryland had closed its deficit to two...converted a 3-point play the old fashioned way at the 9:53 mark to put the Seminoles up 22-14...hit a jumper and the ensuing free throw after he was fouled by Maryland's Sterling Ledbetter to increase the Seminoles lead to 22-14...a second half free throw with 10:10 left in the game put the Seminoles up 19 (59-40)...Florida State improved to 17-7 and 7-6 in the ACC with the 71-60 win over the Terps...(vs. Miami): averaged 4.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Miami...scored five points in 16 minutes of playing time as Florida State played host to Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 29)...all five points came in the first half as the Seminoles and Hurricanes battled through three times and a half in which neither team led by more than five points...his 3-point shot early gave the Seminoles a 10-5 lead with 14:01 remaining in the half...after Florida State lost the lead, it was an Allen jumper that brought Florida State to within one at 26-27 with 20 seconds left in the half...the Hurricanes led the game, 29-26, at the intermission and won the contest in overtime, 84-78...scored three points and added one assist and a steal in the Seminoles' 67-64 victory over Miami in the regular season finale for both teams (March 5)...directly responsible for the Seminoles' 35-30 halftime lead and ultimately for the win to raise their ACC record to 9-7 which was good for a fifth place finish in the ACC...in the closing minutes of the first half, he made a 3-pointer to put the Seminoles ahead 33-28 with 1:58 remaining and then assisted on a lay-up by Alexander Johnson that gave Florida State their five-point halftime margin with 26 seconds left on the clock...his lone steal in the game at the 10:58 mark of the first half led directly to a pair of Johnson free throws and a 17-14 Seminole advantage...(vs. North Carolina): scored three points to go along with one assist and one rebound in the Seminoles' only game against NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina...contributed one of his 10 3-point shots in ACC play as the Seminoles played host to the Tar Heels in Tallahassee (Jan. 22)...his shot from long range with 8:27 remaining in the first half propelled the Seminoles to a 34-25 lead...also added an assist on a 3-point shot by Andrew Wilson which gave the Seminoles a 46-36 (+10 point) lead with 3:35 remaining in the first half...his shot and assist helped Florida State own a 50-42 lead at the intermission...the Tar Heels returned to win the game, 81-80...(vs. NC State): scored 0 points and pulled down two rebounds in the Seminoles' only game of the season against NCAA Tournament participant NC State...also added two assists and one steal in 17 minutes of playing time against the Wolfpack in Raleigh (Feb. 15)...(vs. Virginia): averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 assist in two games against NIT participant Virginia...contributed to the Seminoles' 87-82 overtime victory over the Cavaliers in Charlottesville with two points in seven minutes of playing time (Jan. 11)...lone basket of the evening came at the 7:10 mark of the first half and gave Florida State a 36-31 lead...his basketball and first half play allowed the Seminoles to hold a 47-45 halftime lead...earned three minutes of playing time in the second half as the Seminoles held the lead, surrendered it and tied the game at the end of the half to send the game into overtime where they eventually gained the win...scored two points and added two assists in 11 minutes of playing time as Florida State defeated Virginia, 76-62, in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)...a second half jumper with 12:34 left in the game put Florida State up, 56-41, and put the Seminoles on the road to their 16th overall and sixth ACC victory of the season...directly responsible for eight Seminole points in a 1:02 span of the second half...hit a jumper to put Florida State up 56-41 with 12:34 remaining...assisted on a 3-point shot by Andrew Wilson to put Florida State up 59-43 and added a second assist in a 30 second span on a 3-pointer by Ralph Mims with 11:32 remaining to put Florida State up 62-43...the 8-2 Seminoles run put Florida State up 62-43 and allowed the Seminoles to take the win at home...(vs. Virginia Tech): averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against Virginia Tech...helped Florida State to its first ACC victory of the season with two points in six minutes of play as the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech, 74-68, in Tallahassee (Jan. 7)...two points came on a dunk to give Florida State a 20-9 lead with 9:25 remaining in the first half...helped the Seminoles take a 34-26 halftime lead on their way to the victory at home...scored three points and added two rebounds in 12 minutes of play as the Seminoles traveled to play at Blacksburg (Feb. 25)...lone basket of the game - a 3-pointer - gave the Seminoles a one-point lead (40-39) with 14:53 left in the second half as Florida State battled the Hokies on the road...the Seminoles held the lead four times (including on Allen's 3-point basket) but could never sustain that success and fell to the Hokies, 72-61...(vs. Wake Forest): averaged 7.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games against NIT participant Wake Forest...was four-of-five (.800 percent) from the 3-point line in two games against the Deacons...was at the top of his game offensively as he scored his ACC career-high of 11 points as Florida State won at Winston-Salem (Jan. 24)...his ACC career-night existed of three 3-point field goals made on four made baskets overall...seemingly unstoppable from the outside against the Deacons in the first half with nine points on three made shots from the bonusphere...first of his three 3's came at the 6:52 mark and gave Florida State a 31-22 lead...his second came only 16 seconds later and gave the Seminoles a 34-22 advantage...still feeling his shot and seeing the basket as big as the ocean, he canned his third long range shot at the 4:45 mark to put the Seminoles up 39-26...for Allen, it was three 3-pointers and nine points in a span of 2:07...his scoring outburst helped Florida State to an 11-4 run and a 42-34 halftime lead...the Seminoles went on to win the game, 75-68, for their 12th win and third in ACC play...scored three points and pulled down one rebound against Wake Forest in his first ACC Tournament game (March 9)...his basket came from the 3-point line as the Seminoles attempted to hold onto an eight-point halftime lead...his shot from the bonusphere put Florida State up 48-43 with 12:39 remaining in the game...The Deacons, though, won the game, 78-66...(vs. Butler and South Carolina in the NIT): averaged 0.5 points and 1.0 rebound in two games against Butler and South Carolina as Florida State advanced to the second round of the NIT...scored one point and pulled down two rebounds in five minutes of play as Florida State defeated Butler in the first round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 17)...his one point on one-of-two free throws with 2:07 remaining in the first half gave Florida State a 28-22 lead...his free throw point became increasingly important as the Bulldogs pulled to within one at 31-30 with 46 seconds left in the first half but did not tie the game or take the lead...Florida State led 33-30 at the half and held the lead for the majority of the second half before taking the lead for good in the final two minutes and earning the 67-63 win...scored 0 points and added one assist in five minutes of playing time against South Carolina in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee (March 21)...(vs. Florida): totaled zero points and zero rebounds in three minutes of playing time against Florida...was his first career game against a ranked team on the road.
AT MOTT: Earned his Associates Degree from Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., in 2005...All-America Honorable Mention honors following his sophomore season at Matt...led Mott in most statistical categories including scoring (497 points/17.2 ppg), steals (106/3.7 spg), 3-point field goals made (79/2.7 mpg) and 3-point field goal percentage (.422) during his sophomore season...shot .750 (66 of 88) from the free throw line as a sophomore...named to the District 8 All-Tournament team, the Region XII Division II Team, and All-State First Team in 2005...ranked third on the team in scoring as a freshman with 293 points (105 ppg) and scored 790 points (13.9 ppg) during his two-year career at Mott...an NJCAA District 8 all-tournament selection as he led the Bears to the championship game of the district tournament...scored 13 points in Mott's District 8 win over Kalamazoo College in the semifinals of the tournament...the Bears fell in the championship game to Lake Michigan College, 78-72...was one of three players from Mott to earn all-tournament team honors at the district tournament...also led Mott to the championship of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association and earned all-league first-team honors with a 30-3 record...led the Bears on a school-record 24-game winning streak during his sophomore season...scored 14 points and made a game-high tying four 3-point shots as a starter in the MCCAA All-Star game... Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Eastern Conference team in the MCCAA state all-star game...named as the fifth best junior college wing guard in the nation by Lindy's College Basketball Annuals prior to the 2004-05 season...played in 57 consecutive games and did not miss playing in a game during his junior college career...listed in the top ten recruited wing guards in the country by Lindy's College Basketball Annuals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cody High School in Detroit in 2002...averaged a team-leading 26.2 points in 2003...30 points, nine rebounds and four steals in a victory over Detroit Mumford...totaled his senior season highs of 35 points and 10 rebounds in a 64-61 win over Detroit Northern...34 points against Detroit McKenzie...
PERSONAL: Born July 23, 1985...Jerel is the son of Barbara Allen...selected Florida State over Texas, Michigan, Purdue, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.