LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Zack Allen, a graduate of Landmark Christian School (Fairburn, Ga.), has committed to attend Covenant College and play basketball for head coach Kyle Taylor starting in the fall of 2016.
Allen was a two-time first team All-Region honoree, and was an All-State honorable mention choice in both his junior and senior years. A 6-foot-3 guard, Allen led his Landmark team to the Elite Eight during his junior year.
Allen had a stellar senior year for Landmark averaging 25 points per game to go along with eight rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. He also became a member of 1,000 point club while only playing varsity basketball for three seasons. He was recognized on the All-South Metro Atlanta honorable mention team, which includes players from every classification in Georgia, after his senior year.
"Zack is a phenomenal shooter, and he is because he is one of the hardest working kids I've ever coached. Additionally, he has become an excellent finisher at the rim," said Chip McAllister, Allen's high school coach. "He is also a young man who I have seen make immense spiritual growth in the last three years and really develop into a true spiritual leader."
"I really liked the mission of Covenant College. I loved the idea of going to a really strong Christian school while getting to play basketball," said Allen about his decision to attend Covenant. "I chose Covenant because I wanted to go to a Christian school."
"Zack Allen is someone we identified three years ago and have been recruiting aggressively ever since," Taylor added. "He is the total package: an excellent 3-point shooter, bigger wing with good size, a high basketball IQ, and a fierce competitor. Zack will fit nicely into our style of play with his ability to stretch defenses, and his toughness in attacking the basket."
Off the court, Allen was an excellent student and graduated magna cum laude. He was actively involved in his church going on two mission trips and helping lead the middle school boys' small group. He plans on majoring in Education at Covenant. He is the son of Kurtis and Stephanie Allen.
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