Western’s Allen named first-team All-American

  • Herald news services
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:30am
  • SportsSports

For anyone looking to buy a graduation gift for Western Washington University senior John Allen, here’s a suggestion.

Get him a trophy case.

The postseason honors continue to pile up for the Vikings’ standout guard. On Tuesday, the school announced Allen has been named a first-team Division II All-American by the Basketball Times.

It is the third All-America selection for Allen, a graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School. Earlier he was a first-team Division II Bulletin and a third-team Daktronics choice. Allen also received Daktronics West Region and Great Northwest Athletic Conference player-of-the-year honors.

Allen led Western (31-3) to its second straight NCAA II West Regional championship and a spot in the semifinals of the Division II national tournament. WWU’s 31 victories tied the school record.

Allen led the Vikings in scoring (17.1 per game), assists (4.1) and 3-point field goals (69). He finished his career at Western with 1,480 career points, good for seventh on the school’s all-time scoring list. Allen, who began his college career at Washington State, played just three seasons at Western. His point total is the highest of any player who did not play four seasons at the Bellingham school, WWU officials said.

Allen also ranks 12th in school history in assists (348) and 14th in steals (157). His career free-throw percentage of 89.4 (244-of-273) is a school record.

Allen was joined on the Basketball Times first team by seniors Mitchel Anderson of Cal-Pomona, Ali Haidar of Michigan Tech, Alex Falk of West Liberty (W.Va.) and Will McNeill of Washburn (Kan.).

Falk was named the Division II national player of the year.

More in Sports

Late-season charge propels Kamiak boys to state regional berth

A post-loss team meeting served as the catalyst for the Knights’ run to the 4A Northwest District tournament championship.

Report: Fultz received $10K loan from agency before coming to UW

Former Washington Huskies star point guard Markelle Fultz allegedly… Continue reading

When Huskies’ Dickerson speaks, others listen

There’s a lot you don’t know about Noah Dickerson. That’s about to… Continue reading

Friday’s prep results

King’s boys advance in 1A state tournament; Glacier Peak girls lose.

At a glance: Boys basketball state regional games

Below are capsules for Saturday’s state regional basketball games involving local boys… Continue reading

Youth-laden Lynnwood girls peaking at the right time

The Royals overcame adversity and ‘ups and downs’ to reach the state regionals.

Spartans seeking ‘redemption,’ return trip to Tacoma Dome

A year after losing its two state tournament games, Stanwood is eager to return to the Tacoma Dome.

Tips notch third straight with win over Vancouver

Everett breaks the 40-win plateau for the 6th time in franchise history.

Most Read