"[He] is a 6-foot-7-inch freshman from Port Arthur, Tex., a high-school all-American who knew what he was doing when he chose Georgetown. Unless he became a Patrick Ewing or a Reggie Williams, he was going to be part of the swarm," wrote the New York Times. The 1986 "Mr. Basketball" winner in the state of Texas, Anthony Allen committed to Georgetown in the spring of 1986 with high hopes, ones that were sidelined by a run of injuries. It did not hold Allen back from a productive career and a rewarding career to follow.

Allen's first game was a memorable one, with 15 points in 15 minutes in the 1986-87 season opener, and 15 starts over this first two years. But a run of ankle and knee injuries, some dating back to high school, limited his on-court time but not his dedication.

Allen returned to the starting lineup in his senior season, starting 14 games down the stretch alongside Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo. Allen scored sparingly (49 points over 26 games) but was a consistent defensive presence and a valuable leader to the team. Over his career, Allen started at four different positions.

Anthony was a smart player, you know," said former coach John Thompson to The HOYA. "He was competitive, and he was the kind of guy that was a very good defensive player, and a lot of the things we tried to do predicated on a person being a team player as well as a person who could rebound and defend. Anthony could do those things, and that was very important."

Allen played professionally in France and Australia after graduation, and later worked as a campus police officer at Georgetown while completing graduate studies to become a minister. He later served as an assistant pastor at a church in Prince Georges County, MD.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1986-87 25 1 323 30 55 54.6 0 0 0.0 19 32 59.4 38 75 3.0 47 9 28 9 79 3.2
1987-88 26 14 347 23 48 47.9 0 0 0.0 16 25 64.0 31 70 2.7 51 9 29 15 62 2.4
1988-89 21 0 142 11 22 50.0 0 0 0.0 9 16 56.3 14 32 1.5 26 5 6 2 31 1.5
1989-90 26 14 290 19 41 46.3 0 0 0.0 11 18 61.1 29 56 2.2 48 7 8 9 49 1.9

Total

98 29 1102 83 166 50.0 0 0 0.0 55 91 60.4 112 233 2.3 172 30 71 35 221 2.2
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