FALMOUTH, Ky. (WKYT) - Pendleton Co. forward Dontaie Allen made his commitment to UK official on Friday, signing a national letter of intent with the Wildcats.
Allen becomes the first in-state player to sign with Kentucky since 2013, the year John Calipari signed Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis.
Allen signed during a celebration at his high school.
“Dontaie is one of Kentucky’s finest,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “I love Dontaie’s ability to score the ball in different ways. He’s got a lot of skills with the ball in his hands and athleticism to play above the rim. I’m always excited anytime there’s a player from our state who can come in and help this program and have an impact. Dontaie does all that for us.”
Allen averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds for Pendleton Co. last season.
Allen joins Tyrese Maxey as UK’s first two signees in next season’s recruiting class.