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BRANDON ALLEN

#40

Player profile

position
Forward
height
6-6
weight
209
year
R-Senior
hometown
Milton, Fla.
high school
Milton

HONORS

2014, 2015 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017 NABC Academic Honors Court

BRANDON ALLEN BIO

In his fifth season as a member of the Seminoles who has excelled in his role as a team leader both on and off of the court…missed the entire 2015-16 season with an injury and will play in his final season at Florida State in 2017-18…close to finishing his bachelor’s degree from Florida State in electrical engineering that generally takes five years to complete…a member of three national postseason tournament teams at Florida State…was member of Florida State’s NCAA Tournament team in 2017 and its NIT teams in 2014 and 2016…earned playing time in the first NCAA Tournament game of his career against Xavier in 2017…helped Florida State become a fixture in the national rankings during the 2016-17 season…the Seminoles’ joined the rankings in week three and spent the final 13 weeks of the season ranked among the nation’s top teams…Florida State was ranked as high as No. 6 by the Associated Press and No. 9 in the USA Today poll during week 12 of the season…The Seminoles finished the season tied for 16th by the AP and 24th by the coaches in the USA Today poll…helped the Seminoles prosper during one of the greatest six-game stretches as Florida State burst onto the national scene with a 5-1 record with wins over No. 11 Virginia (60-68, Dec. 31), No. 21 Virginia Tech (93-78, Jan, 7), No. 7 Duke (88-72, Jan, 10), No. 15 Notre Dame (83-80, Jan. 15) and No. 12 Louisville (Jan. 21) in one of the greatest six-game spans in school and ACC history…the Seminoles’ 5-1 record in the six-game stretch is the best by an ACC team in league history against six consecutive nationally ranked teams…the Seminoles were ranked No. 6 nationally following their win over Louisville…a valued member of Florida State’s self–proclaimed Boom Squad that gained national recognition as one of the top bench bunches in all of college basketball…the Boom Squad was the popular nickname for the Seminoles’ players who brought high energy off of the bench and combined to score nearly 40 percent of Florida State’s points during the 2016-17 season…joined the Seminoles prior to the 2013-14 season after playing professional baseball as a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization for three seasons (2010-12)…the right-handed pitcher was the Giants 18th round selection in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft…selected to pursue a baseball career and forgo a collegiate baseball career at Auburn…as a member of the Seminole basketball team, he is considered to be a preferred walk-on…is part of ACC history as he made the ACC record 16th 3-point shot of the Seminoles’ record-setting victory over Maryland at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee during the 2013-14 season…his second career 3-point shot put Florida State up 83-55 and set the ACC record for the most 3-point shots made in a single game in ACC history…Florida State won the game 85-61…his father, Randy, is the Seminoles’ No. 14 all-time scorer and played four years for the Garnet and Gold (1984-87)…wears the same number (40) as his father, Randy, did during his college career at Florida State…named to the 2014, 2015 and 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll…named to the Academic Honors Court by the NABC in 2017 with a GPA of 3.356 in electrical engineering…earned the First Year Academic Achievement Award and named the Seminoles’ Outstanding Student-Athlete at the annual Florida State Awards Banquet in 2014…the Seminoles’ Outstanding Student-Athlete for the second consecutive season at Florida State’s banquet in 2015…named as Florida State’s Outstanding Student-Athlete (for the third time) in 2017 by the Seminole coaches…also presented with the Academic Achievement Award and the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad at the Seminoles’ 2017 Honors Banquet…the Golden Torch winner for men’s basketball in 2014 and 2015…the Golden Torch is presented to a student-athlete on each of Florida State’s athletic teams annually and goes to the top student-athlete on each team.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2017)

Averaged a career-high 3.0 points (12th on the team), 0.4 rebounds (13th) and shot .435 from the 3-point line while playing in 14 games…enjoyed the best season of his career as he established personal standards for points scored, 42, and average points scored per game, 3.0, while playing in a career-high 6.1 minutes played in 14 games…established single season career-best for minutes played per game (6.1), field goals made (15), field goals attempted (32), 3-point field goals made (10) and 3-point field goals attempted (23)…best consecutive games scoring effort of his career came against Southern Miss (Dec. 6, 10 points) and Nicholls State (Dec. 8, 11 points) in a pair of early December victories at home for the Seminoles…averaged 10.5 points while shooting .667 from the field (eight of 12) and .625 from the 3-point line (five of eight) in the two game stretch…scored 10 points in 10 minutes played in Florida State’s 98-49 win over Southern Miss in Tallahassee…six of his 10 points (all on two made 3-point shots) came in the second half as Florida State pulled away for the victory…scored his career-high of 11 points in Florida State’s 118-63 win over Nicholls State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…ranked as one of seven Seminoles who scored in double figures and one of four off the bench who scored in double figures in the Seminoles’ victory…totaled eight second half points on two made 3-point shots to help Florida State run away from the Colonels…a career-high three assists against Nichols State which made him directly responsible for 16 points in Florida State’s victory…his three made 3-point shots against Nicholls State and later against Clemson (Feb. 5) in scoring nine points ranks as his career-high for 3-point shots made in a single game…the Seminoles defeated the Tigers at home by a 109-61 margin at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee…totaled his ACC career-high of nine points in the Seminoles’ 109-61 win over Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…all nine of his points came on a perfect three of three performance in seven minutes played in the second half of the Seminoles’ victory…scored four points in nine minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ victory over Boston College at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Feb. 20).

AS A JUNIOR (2016)

Missed the entire 2015-16 season with an injury…applied for and was granted a medical redshirt exemption for the 2015-16 season giving him two years remaining to play in his career…suffered a severe bone bruise in his left ankle joint on April 23, 2015 in an offseason workout…the bruise took over nine months to completely heal…Florida State’s medical team treated the bruise with long term immobilization in a fracture boot along with regular MRI scans to monitor the healing process…throughout his injury he learned not to take his health for granted…said Allen: “We need to be thankful for everything the game of basketball has done for us.  When I was hurt, I was thinking only about the opportunity to practice with my teammates.  That desire helped me realize that I was healthy again I need to come to practice every day excited for the opportunity to work on my game and become a better basketball player.”

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015)

Averaged 0.6 points (12th on the team) and 0.6 rebounds (11th) as he played in 24 of the Seminoles’ 33 games during the 2014-15 season…his 24 games played are a career high as were his 14 ACC games played… averaged 0.0 points in 2.6 minutes played per game as he earned playing time in eight of the first 11 games of the season…averaged 0.9 points in 5.9 minutes played per game as he played in the Seminoles’ final 16 games of the season – 14 ACC regular season games and both of the Seminoles’ games in the ACC Tournament…totaled all 15 of his points and 95 of his 116 total minutes played for the season in the final 16 games of the year…all 15 of his points on the season came in 14 ACC games for an average of 1.1 points per game in conference play…scored his season-high of seven points in Florida State’s victory at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Feb. 7)…made his season-high of two field goals and four free throws in helping the Seminoles to the 73-65 conference win on the road…also pulled down his career-high of three defensive rebounds and four total rebounds while tying his career highs for free throws made (two), free throws attempted (two) and assists (one) in the win over the Hokies…earned his season-high of 16 minutes of playing time as the Seminoles’ played host to Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 4)…double figure minutes played came in three different games – 16 against Clemson, 13 at Virginia Tech (Feb. 7) and 10 at Miami (Feb. 25)…scored points in four different games with seven at Virginia Tech, three coming against Wake Forest (Jan. 28) and at Miami (Feb. 25) and two coming against NC State (Jan. 17)…totaled four minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ victory over No. 23 ranked Miami, 55-54 in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 1).

AS A FRESHMAN (2014)

Averaged 0.7 points (10th on the team) and 0.3 rebounds (10th) while playing in 14 games during his first season as a Seminole…helped lead Florida State to the semifinals of the NIT marking only the second time in school history the Seminoles had advanced at least as far as the fourth round of its nine NIT appearances in school history…earned playing time during his first season at two of the most historic venues the Seminoles played in during the 2013-14 season – Cameron Indoor Stadium against Duke (Jan. 25) and Madison Square Garden against Minnesota in the semifinals of the NIT (April 1)…earned playing time in five ACC games, including the Seminoles’ victories at Maryland in Tallahassee (Jan. 12) and against Virginia Tech in the Donald L. Tucker Center (Feb. 5)…also earned playing time against ACC champion Virginia in Charlottesville (Jan. 18) and against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium…earned 26 minutes of playing time for an average of 1.9 minutes played per game…scored his season-high of three points in Florida State’s victories over Charlotte (Dec. 17) and Maryland (Jan. 12)…his first career basket (a 3-point shot) came in Florida State’s 106-62 victory at home against Charlotte…his 3-point shot with 1:53 remaining in the game gave Florida State a 104-57 lead in its largest margin of victory (+44 points) during the 2013-14 season…his second career basket (also a 3-point shot) came in Florida State’s largest margin of victory (+24) in an ACC game…Allen’s second half 3-point shot came with 1:22 remaining in the game against the Terps and gave Florida State a commanding 83-55 lead…his 3-point shot was Florida State’s 16th of the game and set the ACC record for most 3-point shots in an ACC game in conference history…scored the first two points of his career (on two free throws) in his first career game for the Seminoles against Jacksonville (Nov. 8)…earned his season-high of seven minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ season-opening 91-67 victory over the Dolphins in Tallahassee…earned his career-high of two free throws made, two free throws attempted, two offensive rebounds, two total rebounds and seven minutes of playing time in his first career appearance…earned five minutes of playing time in the first half and two minutes of playing time in the second half…his two first half rebounds helped Florida State to a 43-36 halftime advantage…entered the game at the 12:07 mark with the Seminoles up by two at 18-16 and in five minutes of first half playing time helped the Seminoles increase their lead to 10 before the first half ended…earned one minute of playing time in Florida State’s victory over No. 10 VCU in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off…Florida State defeated the No. 10 ranked Rams by an 85-67 margin for its first of two wins over a ranked team during Allen’s first season on the team…first career steal came in the Seminoles’ victory over UT-Martin at home (Nov. 17)…earned playing time in two games against Minnesota – two minutes in the Seminoles’ game against the Gophers in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge at Williams Arena in Minneapolis (Dec. 3) and in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City (April 1)…played in three of the Seminoles four games in the NIT as the Seminoles advanced to the semifinals of the event with a 3-1 record.

AT MILTON

Graduated from Milton High School in 2010…was a two sport standout in both basketball and baseball…earned All-State Second Team honors in 2009 and All-State Third Team honors in 2010 in basketball…named the Panther’s Most Valuable Player in basketball twice – in 2008 and 2009 and earned all-area second-team honors as a sophomore and a junior…named the boys’ basketball Player of the Year by the Pensacola News Journal and earned All-State Class 5A Third Team honors during his senior season as named by the Florida Sports Writers Association…former Seminole teammate Okaro White was also named to the All-State Class 5A First-Team that season (2010)… averaged a district leading 17.1 points per game his senior year as he led the Panthers to the district title…scored over 1,000 career points during his high school career…named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Alec Kressler Memorial Basketball Tournament…scored his senior season high of 26 points against Fairhope (Alabama) High School and totaled 22 against Fort Walton Beach (Florida)…scored in double figures in each of the first 14 games of his senior season…also a three-year letterwinner as a member of his varsity baseball team…named to the 2010 Rawlings Florida All Region First Team and played in the 2009 National High School Showcase…earned a 5-2 record and a 1.74 ERA in earning All-Area Second Team honors as a junior.

PERSONAL

Born August 15, 1991…is the son of Randy and Kelly Allen…comes from a basketball background…his father, Randy, who played for the Sacramento Kings in 1988 and 1989, was a Florida State basketball star who played three years under Joe Williams and one under Pat Kennedy…averaged 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game…his mother is an elementary school principal…a brother, Adam Allen, played two years at Florida (2007-08) and finished his playing career at Rollins College (2013-14)…chose to play baseball professionally after signing a scholarship to attend Auburn and play baseball for the Tigers following his senior year of high school…drafted to the San Francisco Giants as a right-handed pitcher in the 18th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft… came to Florida State after three seasons of playing minor league baseball…played two years with the Arizona Giants of the Arizona Rookie League and one season with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Short-Season Class A Northwest League in Oregon…appeared in 32 games during his minor league career…struck out 57 batters in 102 innings pitched as both a starter and reliever…graduated from Milton High School with honors…academic major is electrical engineering.