TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 17: Lavoy Allen #24 of the Temple Owls reacts during their game against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at McKale Center on March 17, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Lavoy Allen with the 50th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Lavoy's a local kid who was universally projected to go undrafted. He averaged 11.6 points and 8.6 rebounds as a senior at Temple University last season. His shooting percentages were .480/.294/.697. As far as advanced stats are concerned, he had a very mediocre 20.2 defensive rebounding percentage last year, and equally averaged offensive rebounding and block percentages of 9.2 and 5.4. Actually a 5.4 BLK% is actually good, but when you consider his competition, it's not too exciting. His true shooting percentage was an abysmal 51.8. The only Sixers (who played at least 400 minutes) who recorded a lower TS% than 51.8 last season were Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes.
There's nothing endearing about Lavoy Allen other than his local-ness. It's not like the Sixers could've done much better with the 50th pick, especially because Travis Leslie, Charles Jenkins, Josh Selby, and Keith Benson literally went right before the Sixers selection. However; there's no way you can convince me that the franchise wouldn't have been better offer selecting a foreign prospect, and letting him chill overseas for a few years, or literally anyone else.
Lavoy Allen's chances of making the Sixers: 0%
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