LUBBOCK, Texas (BVM) — On Tuesday, KJ Allen, who was a featured player on the Netflix series “Last Chance U: Basketball” announced that he flipped his commitment from USC to Texas Tech.
2021 prospect KJ Allen has decommitted from USC and instead committed to Texas Tech, per his Instagram page. Big add for Mark Adams.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 13, 2021
“After careful consideration these last few weeks, with my friends and family I have decided to decommit from USC,” Allen wrote in an Instagram post. “I thank Coach Enfield and his staff for their belief in me. I wish them the best.
“I would like to thank all the schools that recruited me and am very appreciative. At this time I would like to announce that I will be committed to Coach Adams and the Texas Tech Raiders.”
Allen is 6-foot-6, 225-pounds, and 247Sports has him ranked as the 10th-best junior college prospect in the Class of 2021. He has a three-star rating.
During the course of the season, East Los Angeles College finished with an overall record of 29-1. The Huskies were able to reach the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Championship quarterfinals, but the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allen will be joining a rebuilding Texas Tech basketball program. Since former head coach Chris Beard left, the Red Raiders have had seven of their players leave the program. Allen will now look to help current head coach Mark Adams and the Red Raiders get back to national championship contender status.
— Last Chance U (@LastChanceUAlum) April 14, 2021