After one year at Texas, Jarrett Allen is heading to Brooklyn.
On Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets chose Texas’ freshman center with the 22nd pick in the Brooklyn-hosted NBA Draft. Allen becomes the 16th Longhorn taken in the history of the NBA Draft’s first round, the last of which was Myles Turner in 2015.
The 6-11 Allen is the son of Leonard Allen, who was a third-round pick by the Dallas Mavericks in 1985.
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A heralded recruit out of nearby St. Stephen’s High, Allen started in all 33 of UT’s games this winter. He led the Longhorns in points (442), rebounds (278) and blocks (51). His shooting percentage of 56.6 ranked 34th among the NCAA’s Division I basketball players.