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Ray Allen Biography
Ray Allen born Walter Ray Allen Jr., is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on July 20, 1975 at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, California, to Walter Sr. and Flora Allen.
He grew up in Saxmundham in England, Altus in Oklahoma, Edwards Air Force Base in California, and Germany being a military child. He attended high school in Dalzell, South Carolina. By the age of fifteen, he was playing for Hillcrest High School’s varsity team and would eventually lead them to their first state championship game.
Allen attended the University of Connecticut from 1993 to 1996 after being recruited by assistant coach Karl Hobbs. While at the University of Connecticut, he was named USA Basketball’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. In 1995–96, his final college season, Allen was a first-team All-American and won the Big East Player of the Year award. Allen finished his UConn career third on the Huskies’ career scoring list with 1,922 points and set a single-season school record by connecting on 115 three-pointers in 1995–96.
Early in his NBA career, Allen landed a prominent role in Spike Lee’s 1998 film He Got Game. He starred as Jesus Shuttlesworth, a heavily recruited high school basketball player facing pressure from his incarcerated father, played by Denzel Washington, to choose the governor’s alma mater in exchange for a commuted sentence.
Despite having no acting experience, Allen held his own alongside the Academy Award winner, earning a 1999 MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. He later appeared in the 2002 feature Harvard Man, again as a basketball player, alongside Adrian Grenier.
Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 1996 NBA draft. Immediately after his selection, Allen and Andrew Lang were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for the rights to fourth pick Stephon Marbury. Allen made his NBA debut on November 1, 1996 where he started and played 28 minutes and scored 13 points in a win against fellow rookie Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite being in the midst of his fourth straight season of averaging more than 20 points per game, Allen was traded to the Seattle Supersonics in February 2003, along with Ronald Murray, former UConn teammate Kevin Ollie, and a conditional first round draft pick, in exchange for Gary Payton and Desmond Mason. On June 28, 2007, the Sonics traded Allen and Glen Davis, the 35th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft, to the Celtics in exchange for Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak, and the fifth overall pick, Jeff Green.
Ray’s address change to Boston gave him new responsibilities. Some nights he is expected to fill it up from long range, and other nights he has to take a backseat to his All-Star teammates. On those occasions, his focus shifts to rebounding, playmaking and giving space to his teammates. Ray, however, is too dangerous an outside shooter for his man to slide off—even when he’s 25 feet from the basket.
Every great player has an unblockable shot, a move that cannot be denied. Ray’s comes off his dribble-drive, as he heads toward the hoop down the left wing, then bounces back for a fadeaway. If his wheels are sound, that will remain his bread-and-butter move.
During the 2012–2014 season, Allen rejected a two-year, $12 million offer to return to the Boston Celtics and accepted a three-year deal with the Miami Heat. On June 29, 2013, Allen picked up his $3.23 million player option to stay with the Heat through the 2013–14 NBA season. On November 1, 2016, he decided to officially retire from the game.
Ray Allen Age
He was born on July 20, 1975.
Ray Allen Wife
Ray Allen married his college sweetheart Shannon Walker Williams on August 16, 2008.
Ray Allen Kids – Ray Allen Children
Ray Allen has five children, four boys named Walker, Wynstan, Walter and Wynn and a daughter named Tierra.
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Ray Allen Net Worth
Ray Allen has an estimated net worth of $100 Million.
Ray Allen Height
He is Six feet five inches tall.
Ray Allen Honours And Awards
- 2× NBA champion: 2008, 2013
- 3× Gold medalist as member of the USA men’s basketball team: 1995 Summer Universiade, 2000
- Summer Olympics & 2003 FIBA Americas Championship
- 10× NBA All-Star: 2000–2002, 2004–2009, 2011
- All-NBA Second Team: 2005
- All-NBA Third Team: 2001
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team: 1997
- NBA Joe Dumars NBA Sportsmanship Award: 2003
- The Sporting News “Good Guy”: 2000, 2001, 2005
- NBA All-Star Weekend Three-point Shootout champion: 2001
- USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1995)
Ray Allen Records
NBA Regular season
- 3-point field goals made, career: 2,973
- 3-point field goal attempts, career: 7,429
- 3-point field goals made, career: 385
- 3-point field goals attempted, game: 18, Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls, April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
- Tied with Stephen Curry (April 23, 2015), Damian Lillard (May 9, 2016), Klay Thompson (May 28, 2016), and Russell Westbrook (April 25, 2017)
- 3-point field goals made, game: 8, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, June 6, 2010
- 3-point field goals made, half: 7, first half, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, June 6, 2010
- 3-point field goals made, quarter: 5, second quarter, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, June 6, 2010
NBA All-Star games
- 3-point field goal attempts, half: 7, second half (2005)
Milwaukee Bucks franchise records
- Consecutive games played: 400, from 11/1/96 to 12/20/01
- 3-point field goals made, career: 1,051
- 3-point field goals made, season: 229 (2001–02)
- 3-point field goals made, game: 10, vs. Charlotte Hornets, April 14, 2002
- 3-point field goals made, half: 8, second half, vs. Charlotte Hornets, April 14, 2002
- Tied with Tim Thomas (second half, at Portland Trail Blazers, January 5, 2001) and Michael Redd (second half, vs. Houston Rockets, February 20, 2002)
- 3-point field goal attempts, season: 528 (2001–02)
- 3-point field goal attempts, game: 17, at Cleveland Cavaliers, December 9, 2002 (2 OT)
- 3-point field goal attempts, game (regulation): 14, four times (tied with Michael Redd)
- 14, vs. Utah Jazz, April 12, 2001
- 14, vs. New York Knicks, December 4, 2001
- 14, vs. Charlotte Hornets, February 18, 2002
- 14, vs. Charlotte Hornets, April 14, 2002
Seattle SuperSonics franchise records
- 3-point field goals made, season: 269 (2005–06)
- 3-point field goal attempts, season: 653 (2005–06)
Boston Celtics franchise records
- Highest free throw percentage, season: .952 (237/249) (2008–09)
- Consecutive free throws made: 72, from December 25, 2008 to February 23, 2009
- Highest 3-point field goal percentage, 2011–12 season: .453 (106/234).