“I’m a defensive guy first,” Allen told On3. “I’m a team player. Getting everyone involved and playing with high energy is the right way to play basketball. I watch a lot of Scottie Barnes; he’s a bigger guard who can do a lot on the floor. He brings energy on both ends of the floor.”
The four-star recently announced he would transfer to Chandler (AZ) AZ Compass for his junior year. On3 caught up with Marcus Allen recently to talk about his recruitment and which schools are prioritizing him.
“I’m hearing a lot from Missouri, Florida State, Arizona State, and Miami,” Allen said. I’d like to get by and see all of them.”
Allen talks recruitment
Florida State: “I really like them. I saw what they did with Scottie (Barnes), putting him into a system where he can handle the ball. They play ten players a game and focus on defense. I like they let bigger guards handle the ball, and they get out and run.”
Arizona State: “They are on the west coast, and I’ve never been out there. I’m going to AZ Compass this season, so they are 20 minutes away from there.”
Miami: “I talk to Coach (Jim) Larranaga almost every day. That is my hometown school. I like how they handle their players and their development. They get guys better.”
Missouri: “Coach (Dennis) Gates and Coach CY (Charleton Young), I like them a lot. Coach CY actually offered me my first scholarship in the ninth grade. They are in contact a lot, and I think they’re on the come up. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re about to do at Missouri.”
In his words
“I’ll be looking for a school that is going to show love,” Allen said. “I want to go somewhere that feels like home because, at the end of the day, I’ll be away from my home, so I want to find that home feel.
I’m versatile and play positionless basketball, really, so I won’t look as much at the style of play, and location won’t really matter. I want to be able to go there and feel like myself.”