The son of another legend of the sports world has reportedly made his decision on college basketball this week.
Earlier in the week, Anquan Boldin’s son decided that he would play college basketball at Buffalo.
Now it’s an NBA legend whose son has reportedly decided they want to take their talents to a mid-major.
According to Rhode Island basketball analyst Chris DiSano, Ray Allen’s son, Ray Allen III, is expected to head to Rhode Island and be a preferred walk on for the Rams.
Hearing Ray Allen III is expected to join @RhodyMBB as a preferred walk on in the fall. He and Dad were at a Ryan Center game back in February. Looking fwd to seeing him in Kingston. https://t.co/ry2VgoKe4I
— Chris DiSano (@CDiSano44) May 26, 2023
Rhode Island has struggled in recent years since former head coach Danny Hurley left to take over at UCONN.
They have finished below .500 in each of their last 3 seasons and last season was particularly bad as they finished with the A-10’s 2nd worst record. They went just 5-13 during conference play and 9-22 overall.
Those kinds of struggles aren’t something that Allen III’s father was too familiar with during his college years.
Playing just a state over at UCONN, Ray Allen made it to at least the Sweet 16 in each of his 3 college seasons.
He was also named to the All-Big East First Team twice, was named a consensus All-American as a junior, and was also the Big East Player of the Year that season.
The expectations won’t be quite as high for his son, who is an unranked recruit that only received an offer from UMASS, but if he can put together a career anything like his father’s, he might be able to help pull Rhode Island out of the slump they’ve experienced for the last few years.