Top-20 guard Marvel Allen set to announce commitment

Joe Tipton01/14/22
Credit: Valerie Voun

Four-star combo guard Marvel Allen of West Palm Beach (Fla.) Calvary Christian will announce his college decision Friday, January 14th, he tells On3. The announcement will be made on ESPN+ at halftime of the 9pm ET game between Westtown and Vertical Academy. On3 will also have coverage of the announcement.

The 6-foot-4 junior will decide between Alabama, Arizona State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Memphis, and Ohio State.

Georgia and LSU are the only schools that Allen has visited.

Allen is the No. 18 prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is ranked as the No. 4 combo guard and the No. 1 player in Florida.

On3 had the opportunity to watch Marvel Allen play in mid-December during the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, FL. In four games, he averaged 13 points, five rebounds, and two assists playing while against elite-level talent. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but Allen was easily one of the best guards at the event. More of a scoring guard now, Allen would like to improve his ability to play make. However, he is a willing and capable passer but his natural ability is to put the ball in the hole. Allen has a strong body to be a junior, while allows him to get to the rim with ease, and also play tight on-ball defense.