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WATCH: NBA Combine interview with former Texas Longhorns C Jarrett Allen

“Coach Smart always told me, ‘don’t focus on the things you can’t control.’”

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With his Texas Longhorns basketball career now finished, 6’11 center Jarrett Allen just got done gearing up for his professional career at the NBA Combine in Chicago.

Not only is the Austin native practicing for the NBA Draft, he’s also making a few media appearances, one of which is this interview with the ESPN studio crew of Rece Davis, Jay Williams, and Fran Fraschilla:

Allen, who averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during his lone season on the ‘Horns basketball team, says the best part of the combine so far has been meeting all of the other players and getting to know the rest of the future talent.

The crew then mentions perhaps the biggest highlight of his freshman season, the “dunk of the year” against West Virginia.

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Fraschilla does a bit of film analysis on Allen, who says he was able to turn his season around after the Arkansas game.

“Coach [Shaka] Smart always told me, ‘don’t focus on the things you can’t control. If you do the things you can, the things you can’t will fall into place,’” Allen says. “That changed my whole mentality.”

Check out the clip for the rest of the interview.