The newest installment of the national team rankings were released yesterday, and taking back over the top spot in the 2029 class is the All Indy Gym Rats. A deep squad, they have many keys to their engine which we will feature over time but one of them is Gaven Allen.
The Gym Rats came to the MLK Season Tip Off and knocked off the assumed top team in the nation, Team Thrill twice that weekend. The weekend put us on notice of the Gym Rats but also Allen. Gaven is compact and put together well, he uses his strong frame to his advantage and punishes the defense on drives and rebounding. A young player, Allen doesn’t extend to the three point arc often but he has great form, doesn’t throw the ball and knocks down the 15-18 foot jump shot at a high rate, which keeping the correct form is most important at this age. Like all the Gym Rats, Allen is a high IQ player on both ends obviously taking great coaching from the staff.
Allen and his teammates have many quality finishes and wins on their resume outside of the MLK Season Tip Off. They also won the BullsEye New Years Eve Event, Coach T Classic and the Dru Joyce Classic To Name a few. You can catch them at one of these upcoming events, NIKE Hardwood Classic, George Hill Invitational in the next couple weeks.
Allen will be at the Midwest Spotlight Camp coming up the first weekend of June in Lexington, I’d you are registered yet get registered ASAP here: Midwest Spotlight Registration