When Kadeem Allen decided to transfer to the University of Arizona, it was assumed that the Arizona Wildcats would be getting a dynamic scoring guard. After all, Allen had averaged nearly 26 points per game at Hutchinson Community College, set a school single-season record with 13 30+-scoring games, and was named as the National Junior College Player of the Year.
So far, Allen has not been the player Arizona has expected him to be. He's averaging just 7.5 points per game while playing over 20 minutes per game -- though he is shooting 57.4% from the field.
But that doesn't mean he hasn't been effective. Allen was projected to be a combo guard, but he has done a phenomenal job of taking on a true point guard role for Arizona, even if it means he's scoring less.
"Kadeem is a scoring point guard, and he's not doing a lot of that right now because he's trying to get the team involved, so give a lot of credit to him," Gabe York said of his teammate. "That's not who he is, and he's done a great job to adapt to that starting point guard role."