Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball, Dontaie Allen, has announced that he will stay in the commonwealth and transfer to Western Kentucky University via his Twitter.
The former Cat had spent three seasons at Kentucky. The first he redshirted and the last two he struggled to find consistent playing time, so it was not a real shock when Dontaie had entered his name in the portal. Due to Dontaie being granted a medical redshirt, as well as the 2020-21 season not counting towards anyone's eligibility due to COVID, he still has three years of college eligibility remaining, despite going into his "senior" season.
While Dontaie did not have the most impressive stats during his time in Lexington, he will always be remembered for being one of the lone bright spots in what was a nightmare 9-16 season. Coming off of the bench to drop 23 points on the road in a double overtime win was one of the best individual performances we have seen in a Kentucky jersey in the past few years.
Dontaie will join an improving mid-major in WKU, a team that had finished 19-13 overall and 11-7 in league play in the Conference USA this past season. Another Kentucky native, Camron Justice, is (finally) out of college eligibility, so there will be a spot on WKU's roster for Dontaie to come in and be an immediate impact wing scorer. Dontaie will join a core of talented returners on WKU, including Dayvion McKnight, a 16.2 ppg scorer, and Jamarion Sharpe, a 7'5" shotblocker.