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Longhorns freshman PF Jarrett Allen signs agent, won’t return to Texas

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The Austin native officially elected to become a one-and-done on Tuesday and will remain in the NBA Draft.

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After electing to test the NBA waters by declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft without signing an agent on March 21, former Texas Longhorns freshman standout Jarrett Allen has now chosen to sign an agent and won’t be returning to Austin, per multiple reports.

During his lone season on the Forty Acres, Allen averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game and finished the 2016-17 season with 12 double-doubles under his belt. It wasn’t until Big 12 play that Allen’s consistently performed on a dominating level, but given his physical tools and what he was able to display despite still being considerably raw, there was enough on film to believe Allen’s name will be called during the early portion of the 2017 NBA Draft.

Here’s an analysis of Allen’s game from NBADraft.net:

Overall, Jarrett Allen has a lot of potential ... He has the size and length to be a successful NBA big man, and rebound at a high rate, but due to his soft touch, and good hands, he also has some real promise in the face up game ... He’s still figuring things out at the NCAA level, and to his credit, has improved a great deal since the fall ... As a baseline, I have little trouble projecting him as a solid defensive center in the league, but if the right things were to click with him, he could really become a high level NBA big ...

Allen is currently projected to be drafted at the back end of the lottery.