Jimmy Allen

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Jimmy Allen scored 1,785 points in four years at the University of New Haven (Conn.) where he was a second team NCAA Division II All-American in 1979. He followed
with a long career as a professional player and college coach. At Cape Henlopen High School, he was a 6-3 point guard on the 1975 team, with John Bishop, Purnell Ayers, Ronson Burton, and Carlton
Allen, that went 25-0 and is widely regarded as the best Delaware high school team of the decade. He was twice named second team All-State. At New Haven, he led the Chargers in scoring for four
consecutive years, graduating as the second-leading scorer in school history, while leading the team in assists. He earned second team All-American honors and also competed for the UNH track &
field team, setting school records in the long jump, high jump, and triple jump. He served as assistant basketball coach at New Haven in 1988-2004. Selected by the Boston Celtics in the fifth round
of the 1979 National Basketball Association draft, he played four years for their minor league affiliates, averaging 30 points per game one season for the Pittsfield (Mass.) Shamrocks. At Cape
Henlopen HS, he also high jumped 6-6 to win the Division 2 state championship. He also played first base and batted clean-up for Cape’s state tournament baseball team. He was previously inducted into
the University of New Haven Athletics Hall of Fame (1987), Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame (2007), and Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame (2014).



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