Lucius Allen

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Lucius Allen
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No. 42, 7, 40
Point guard
Personal information
Born(1947-09-26) September 26, 1947 (age 66)
Kansas City, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolWyandotte (Kansas City, Kansas)
CollegeUCLA (1966–1969)
NBA draft1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career1969–1979
Career history
1969–1970Seattle SuperSonics
19701974Milwaukee Bucks
1974–1977Los Angeles Lakers
19771979Kansas City Kings
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,407 (13.4 ppg)
Rebounds2,205 (3.1 rpg)
Assists3,174 (4.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Lucius Allen
Lucius Allen.png
No. 42, 7, 40
Point guard
Personal information
Born(1947-09-26) September 26, 1947 (age 66)
Kansas City, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolWyandotte (Kansas City, Kansas)
CollegeUCLA (1966–1969)
NBA draft1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career1969–1979
Career history
1969–1970Seattle SuperSonics
19701974Milwaukee Bucks
1974–1977Los Angeles Lakers
19771979Kansas City Kings
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,407 (13.4 ppg)
Rebounds2,205 (3.1 rpg)
Assists3,174 (4.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lucius Oliver Allen, Jr. (born September 26, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. Prior to his NBA career, he became an All-American as part of two of legendary coach John Wooden's UCLA NCAA Championship teams, in 1967 and 1968. The 1968 team, featuring three consensus All-Americans, Allen, Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Mike Warren, is considered by many[who?] to be the greatest team in men's college basketball history. After being suspended for his senior year at UCLA for receiving a second citation for possessing a small quantity marijuana, Allen was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft and retired in 1979. As a member of the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks team, which also featured UCLA teammate Alcindor, Allen earned an NBA championship ring. He also played with Abdul-Jabbar for two seasons, from 1975-1977, in Los Angeles, but not winning a championship in either of those years. Allen was traded the following season to cross-town, Missouri-based Kansas City Kings, winning the division championship in 1979, and retired from basketball after that season.

Allen played 10 years in the NBA for four different teams. His highest scoring average was 19.1 points per game, during the 1974-1975 campaign.[1] Part of the way through that season he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers after playing with the Milwaukee Bucks since the 1970-1971 season.

He was inducted into the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball Hall of Honor on March 16, 2013.

After finishing his storied basketball career which included a high school state championship, college national championship, and an NBA championship, Allen turned his attention to coaching aspiring players in the Los Angeles area. [2]

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