Texas’ Allen to work out for Hawks ahead of NBA Draft

Jarrett Allen (left) speaks with Terrance Ferguson during the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Jarrett Allen (left) speaks with Terrance Ferguson during the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

With a new general manager Travis Schlenk in place, the Hawks will resume pre-NBA Draft workouts in Atlanta on Monday. One of the participants in the session will be Texas freshman center Jarrett Allen.

Allen, 6-foot-11, 224 pounds, measured a 7-foot-5 1/2 wingspan and a 9-2 standing reach at the NBA Scouting Combine last month. Allen led the Big 12 in field-goal percentage (.567) and Texas in rebounds (8.4) and blocks (1.5) last season. He averaged 13.4 points per game.

He finished his initial college campaign with 12 double-doubles, the most by a freshman in the NCAA ahead of TJ Leaf (11) and Lonzo Ball (nine).

Allen is considered one of the top centers available in the draft and is ranked the No. 17 overall prospect by Draft Express. Allen was one of 12 players assigned to be interviewed by the Hawks at the NBA Scouting Combine.

The Hawks hold three picks in the June 22 draft, with Nos. 19, 31 and 60.

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