Pro basketball team signs shooting guard

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SUMMERSIDE - Prince Edward Island's Summerside-based team in the National Basketball League of Canada has signed another player.

National Basketball League of Canada

Head coach and vice-president of player personnel Joe Salerno confirmed the signing of Julian Allen, a six-foot-four and 215-pound shooting guard from Waterbury, Conn.

"We're excited to have Julian," said Salerno. "Look for Julian to be a big contributor for us."

Allen, 25, played Division 1 college with Georgia Southern, where he averaged 11.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, had a field-goal percentage of 49.5 per cent and made 78 per cent of his foul shots a game as a starter in 2008-09.

Allen has pro experience in the Premier Basketball League with both the Manchester Mill Rats and the Salerno-coached Vermont Frost Heaves.

He averaged 16.3 points per game as a starter with the Mill Rats in 2010. With the Frost Heaves in 2011, Allen poured in 16.7 points per game while hauling in 5.6 rebounds in a starting role. Allen, who was named the 2005 State of Connecticut high school player of the year, also had a brief stint with Springfield in the NBA Development League in 2009.

"Julian brings a very physical presence out on the perimetre for us. He is the prototypical slasher, gets to the rim at will, is extremely athletic, has a 40-inch vertical leap and is a blue-collar type guy. If you want to describe somebody as putting their hard hat on to go to work every day, that's Julian Allen in a nutshell." Head coach Joe Salerno

"Julian brings a very physical presence out on the perimetre for us," said Allen. "He is the prototypical slasher, gets to the rim at will, is extremely athletic, has a 40-inch vertical leap and is a blue-collar type guy.

"If you want to describe somebody as putting their hard hat on to go to work every day, that's Julian Allen in a nutshell."

jpsports@journalpioneer.com

Organizations: Premier Basketball League, NBA Development League

Geographic location: Waterbury, Conn., Georgia Southern, Connecticut

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  • MS.JULIA ALLEN
    September 07, 2011 - 00:38

    CONGRDULATIONS JULIAN....

    • cleo
      September 18, 2011 - 20:32

      congratulation Julian