Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Having a Seat Over There: Evan Allen

Chris Heisenberg is reporting that Michigan has picked up a commitment from Detroit Honeybaked forward Evan Allen. (HT to @ChrisDilks) He's a February of 1995 birthday, so that probably puts him in the incoming class of 2013.

Allen is listed as 5'10", 180. He has 14-24--38 in 34 games, which is good for the team lead in points. Fellow Michigan commit Tyler Motte is second on the team with a 23-14--37 line. His total of 38 points is good for 11th in the league in scoring. Allen's 24 assists are good for 7th in the league.

Last year Allen had 14-35--49 in 31 games, which was good for first in the Bantam Major division. And actually, JT Compher was third in points, and Motte was 4th. (Allen and Compher were also 1-2 in Bantam Minor points two seasons ago.) 35 assists was ten better than anyone else in the league. The other good thing is that in 65 games over two years, Allen has taken just ten penalty minutes.

In the MAHA state tournament, Honeybaked went 6-0-0 to capture the title and Allen led the team and tournament with 5-5--10. Motte was second in both classifications with 3-5--8. They are now off to Nationals.

Allen was one of the players invited to the NTDP tryout camp.

The Scouting News (I know...) says that he has made a habit of "impressing the daylights" out of contributing sources. He is also "very agile on his skates, can turn on a dime and possesses pretty impressive acceleration."

This is old, but back in 09, he impressed USHR at the Select 14 Camp. They had him as the #3 forward, saying that he had "Great hands, good shot. All-around strong game." At Select 15s last year they didn't have him as highly ranked (13th) but said that he "does a little bit of everything. Battles. Makes plays."

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