The offseason of player moves continues as Blackbirds Hoops Journal has learned through a source that 6’6″ forward Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen has made a decision in terms of his college basketball future and has decided to commit to LIU Brooklyn for the remainder of his college playing career.
Allen has two seasons of eligibility remaining after playing the last two seasons at Hofstra after redshirting his freshman season in 2011-12. Allen just recently graduated from Hofstra which he was able to do in three years. Due to his graduation, Allen can transfer and play immediately for Jack Perri and LIU Brooklyn next season.
Allen started in all 30 games he played for new Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich last season. He averaged 6.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.0 apg and shot 45% from the field while averaging just over 28 minutes per game. Two seasons ago under former Hofstra head coach Mo Cassara, Allen started in 25 of the 32 games he played, averaging 5.0 ppg and 2.9 rpg while shooting 53.7% from the field in over 22 minutes per game. One downfall to his game, Allen is a terrible free throw shooter. He is a career 45.6% free throw shooter in 204 career attempts. Another is his foul woes, Allen committed 118 fouls last season and fouled out of 13 games for the Pride.
Hofstra had put out a release back in late March indicating Allen was transferring from the program. In the release, it was indicated that Allen would be looking at Division II schools to continue his college career. Allen played his high school ball at Bay Shore High School in Long Island.
Allen now becomes the fifth newcomer on next season’s LIU Brooklyn team joining incoming freshman class of Elvar Fridriksson, Trevin and Trevon Woods, and Jamil Hood Jr.
Obviously, this news is more of an indication that there will be several players not returning to the program next season and will be transferring elsewhere. Blackbirds Hoops Journal will hopefully be speaking with head coach Jack Perri in the coming days to get a grasp on who is in and who is out in terms of returnees for next season.