Allen’s stepfather, John Curry, elaborated on his stepson’s choice when speaking to a local radio show.
“It’s coming,” Curry said when asked if Allen will ask for his release from Florida. “Florida has to hire somebody before you can actually ask for a release. You can’t ask for a release until they bring a new coach in, from my understanding. I’m just going by what I was told, once you get a coach hired, you can formally ask for your release. I don’t know if that’s true or not, that’s just what we were told.
“His whole draw to Florida, besides a beautiful university, [was] the coaches. And that goes for a lot of high school kids. They go to a coach, that’s who they go to.”
Longtime Gators coach Billy Donovan recently left the school to become the new coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. C
onsidering how he spent 19 years at the school and brought two championships to Gainesville, not to mention had a reputation for having a fine relationship with his players, it’s easy to see why Allen would want to reconsider his decision.
Florida AD Jeremy Foley recently said that a new hire likely would not happen until June.
A product of North Little Rock High School, Allen also received offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis and Mississippi State before committing to Florida.
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