BRIDGING THE GAP WITH – MARCUS AND MALCOLM ALLEN

Ballers Bridge catches up with Stanford commits, Marcus and Malcolm Allen.

Between the Collins and Lopez brothers, Stanford is no stranger to twins who can play.  This fall the school welcomed commitments from another set of twins, Marcus and Malcolm Allen. This pair of 2013 combo guards from Las Vegas Centennial have established themselves as two of the best players on the west coast. We were able to catch up with the twins before their matchup with rival Bishop Gorman.

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Hows the season going for you guys?
The season is going really well! Things are winding down and we are getting ready for the playoffs. Right now we are the second seed behind Bishop Gorman, and we play them again this Thursday (2/7). Its a huge game for us! Overall we  have been playing well, but we want to finish the season strong.

Describe your games.
Marcus: I am more of a power player. I like to pull up off the dribble, shoot the mid range jumper and drive it to the basket.

Malcom: I like to shoot it from range, I can hit the pull up and I love to defend.

What was the goal for your team coming into this year?
The goal is always to win a State Championship, regardless. At the very least we would like to get past the second round; we would be the first team in school history to do so!

What made you guys settle on Stanford?
We had the chance to go on all of our official visits, with Stanford being our last visit. Once we got on campus, we fell in love with the coaching staff; Coach Dawkins, Coach Madsen and Coach Payne. The academics were big for our family too. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to receive a degree from a place like Stanford.

Who were some of the other schools that recruited you guys?
Drake, Rice, UCLA, and Gonzaga

Do you know what you want to major in yet?
We are still undecided on our major. I (Marcus) like sports medicine and Malcom likes business.

What are your thoughts on continuing your career together?
It is special be to able to live our dream. Its a blessing to play in college, let alone with each other! It is a huge blessing!

What was it like playing for the Compton Magic Red this past summer?
It was an amazing experience. With Coach Etop, we knew that we were going to play in great tournaments and play in front of plenty of college coaches. Practicing against high level competition on a daily basis has really prepared us for the next level.

Which player would you compare your brother to, Marcus?
Brandon Jennings

And you Malcolm?
James Harden

What are your thoughts on the Ballers Bridge Community?
Its a great idea! It gets you on the radar and puts you in front of people. We are both big fans of a place that helps players gain exposure!

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