As early as high school, Ray Allen leading the Hillcrest High School basketball team to a state championship. Allen’s college career also featured impressive successes. He was decorated with numerous honors including All-American status, first-team All-American, USA Basketball’s Male Athlete of the Year, Big East Player of the Year, and honorary captain of the UConn All-Century Basketball Team. His name and number were also honored during the “Huskies of Honor” ceremony. Allen ended his college career as third on the Huskies’ career scoring list. A Ray Allen appearance also set a single-season school record by connecting on 115 three-pointers from 1995 to 1996.
Although originally drafted fifth overall pick by Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996, Allen was immediately traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. From 2003 to 2007, Allen wore the Seattle Supersonics uniform. He was traded in 2007 to the Boston Celtics in a headline-making deal. Many media pundits and fans lambasted the trade, thinking Allen was washed up. However, Allen joined forces with Kevin Garnett and Paul pierce to help the Celtics win the 2008 NBA Championships.
Allen’s NBA career includes honors such as NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1997, All-NBA Third Team in 2001, All-NBA Second Team in 2005, and eight-time NBA All-Star. He was also the 2001 NBA 3-Point Shootout champion and recipient of the 2003 NBA Sportsmanship Award.
**Ray Allen Speaker**
Off the court, the Ray Allen speaker appearance list includes time as NBA Spokesperson for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program, NBA Spokesman for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, and founder of the “Ray of Hope” Foundation.
**Ray Allen Appearance**
A Ray Allen appearance is, according to New York magazine, “graceful and fast in the basketball scenes.” However, a Ray Allen appearance is not only limited to the hardwood, as he has had acting roles in He Got Game and Harvard Man. Roger Ebert even praised a Ray Allen appearance because he is a rare “athlete who can act.”
**Ray Allen Endorsement**
Allen is an eight-time NBA All-Star and was a member of the 2000 US Men’s Basketball Team that won an Olympic gold medal. But perhaps the true Ray Allen endorsement of his brilliant basketball career didn’t arrive until 2008, when he helped the Celtics to their NBA Championship.
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