Short-handed Seminole men focused on reversing skid against Hokies
Okaro White and Montay Brandon each score 23 points in the first of two
Home game vs Charlotte
ON ALLEN: 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...father, Randy, is the Seminoles' No. 14 all-time scorer and played four years in the Garnet and Gold (1984-87)...graduated from Milton High School with honors and plans to major in engineering at Florida State...
Brandon Allen's Career Highs PTS 3 vs. Maryland (1-12-14) 3 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) FGM 1 vs. Virginia Tech (2-5-14) 1 vs. Maryland (1-12-14) 1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) FGA 2 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) FG% .500 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 3FGM 1 vs. Maryland (1-12-14) 1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 3FGA 1 vs. Maryland (1-12-14) 1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 3FG% 1.000 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) FTM 2 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) FTA 2 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) FT% 1.000 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) OR 2 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) DR 1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 1 vs. UT Martin (11-13-17) REBS 2 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13) AST BLK STL 1 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13) MIN 7 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13)
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 Panthers 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 playing three seasons minor league baseball...majoring in electrical engineering.