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RAY ALLEN INTRODUCTION

Ray was the first player in UConn men's basketball history to be named All-American status as only a sophomore. He was a contender in the nation's top ten pre season Naismith National Player of the year .Allen is in his 5th season in the NBA now and starts for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Ray was the 1996 Big East Player of the Year, and a unanimous All-Big East First team pick, after averaging 23.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 3.3 apg.  He even was a consensus All-America First Team selection by the AP, UPI, The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) as a junior at Connecticut.   Allen scored 8 points in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland and also competed in the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk.  He was named to the 1996-97 NBA All-Rookie Second He was the first player to pass the 1000 point at UConn as a sophomore. Ray Allen helped lead the US to the gold medal at the World University Games in 1995.
Ray was named honorary captain of the 25-member UCONN All-Century Basketball Team and with his 1,200th career free throw on 12/23/2000, he qualified as the eighth-best free throw shooter in NBA history. 

He won the 1 800 CALL ATT Shootout during 2001 All-Star Weekend, led the Bucks in scoring and ranked 14th in the NBA with 22.1 points per game, and also ranked 2nd in the NBA in three-point field goals made (172), 5th in free-throw percentage (.887), and 11th in three-point field-goal percentage (.423) in 1999-2000.

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