March 13, 2011
Myron Allen - 32 games, 34.8 mpg, 15.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.3 bpg, 3.0 TOpg, 43% FG, 23% 3PT, 72% FT
Allen has been covered here many times before, always because of his CBA exploits. He struggled early in the season, rallied during the middle, yet ended rather slowly, with 4 single figure scoring outputs in his final 6 games. Nevertheless, after three straight years in the NBA, he's a definite candidate for a fourth. The same is true of White; this is (or was) the ex-NBA lottery pick's fourth season in China. It's also his lowest scoring output here - from 30.5 ppg, to 36.2 ppg, to 27.5 ppg, to this year's 22.6 ppg. Is the CBA getting tougher, are the rule changes affecting the numbers league wide, or has the soon-to-be-31-year-old Rodney White hit the apex of his career? All three.
March 7, 2010
- Myron Allen: 29.8mpg, 15.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.7apg, 2.5fpg, 2.4spg, 0.2bpg, 48% FG, 35% 3PT, 76% FT
Allen is playing his second season in China after an underwhelming CV before then. He is a 30 year old 5'11 scoring guard who played only 8 games of Division 1 basketball with North Dakota, a fairly small school that play in the Great West Conference, a conference which contains schools from literally all over despite the name. He was suspended due to a dispute about his eligibility; before attending North Dakota in 2003, Allen had played at community college and junior college, and appeared in an IBA game, thereby invalidating his eligibility. Between 2003 and 2008 Allen played in the USBL, ABA, WBA, Mexico and Israel, and averaged 10.6 ppg in the 2005-06 D-League season for the Arkansas Rimrockers. There's not a huge amount of pedigree there, but then last year out of nowhere, he averaged 22/6/7 for Xinjiang. Strange times. Allen is shooting 59% from two point range and only 34% from three point range, yet takes almost as many threes as twos. Such is the life of a 5'11 guard.