Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen only is a second-year player, but he’s already one of the better rim protectors in the NBA.
That was evident during Wednesday night’s game in Detroit, where Pistons forward Blake Griffin — one of the league’s best dunkers — tried to posterize Allen. The University of Texas product fully rejected it with an emphatic block at the rim.
Check out the incredible defensive play in the video below:
That’s as close to a perfect block as you’re going to see.
Allen impressed on the offensive end of the floor, too. He scored 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting and added two 3-pointers after hitting just five of them all last season.
The Nets lost 103-100, but Allen’s performance was quite encouraging. The No. 22 overall pick is one of the 2017 draft class members to watch this season and could be in for a breakout campaign.
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