Stellar Season Sees Allen Garner First-Team All-Pac-12 Honors
LAS VEGAS – University of Utah men's basketball forward Timmy Allen was named to the All-Pac-12 First-Team Tuesday morning as the conference announced its end of year awards.
Allen becomes the first Ute player to land on the All-Pac-12 First-Team since Justin Bibbins (2019) and the first forward selected to the first-team since Kyle Kuzma (2017). Overall, the 6-6 forward is the seventh Ute in program history to earn All-Pac-12 First-Team accolades.
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Heading into the conference tournament, Allen is averaging a team-best 16.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists to go with a solid .465 shooting clip. In 23 games this season, he's reached double-figures in 21 of them while also scoring 20-plus points in a game on five separate occasions. In addition, the Mesa, Ariz., product has led Utah in scoring 11 times this season while leading the team in rebounds 10 times.
In Pac-12 play, the Utah forward is averaging 17.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists – including a pair of double-doubles in back-to-back games. Allen picked up his first double-double of the season at Washington, dishing out a career-high 10 assists to go with his 15 points two days after point guard Rylan Jones dished out 10 himself against Washington State. Allen then had 17 points and 10 boards for his ninth-career double-double in Utah's come from behind win at Colorado.
At the end of the regular-season, Allen ranks seventh in scoring (16.8ppg), tied for 10th in rebounds (6.0rpg) and tied for fourth in assists (4.0) – making him the only Pac-12 player to be in the top-10 in all three major categories heading into the Pac-12 Tournament.
Allen also became the 40th Utah player to score 1,000 career points this season and was just the 21st Ute to do so as a junior. Of the 17 active Pac-12 players with 1,000-plus career points, Allen is eighth heading into the conference tournament with 1,279 career points. In addition, he is just one of three juniors from the senior laden list and just 1-of-5 forwards.
Utah will open the Pac-12 Tournament on Wednesday, March 10, against Washington at 5 p.m. (MT) on Pac-12 Network with Ted Robinson and Bill Walton on the call while Matt Muehlebach reports from the sidelines.