Very prominent last season in Betclic Elite with Paris Basketball (15 points, 4.6 assists), where he returned at the end of June for the 2022/23 financial year, the “combo-guard” Kyle Allman Jr. played the Summer League in San Francisco and then Las Vegas with the Miami Heat.
At 24, the Brooklyn native is not giving up on his NBA dream, three years after the 2019 Draft, after which he was not drafted. ” I am open to everything. Of course, there is the option of returning to Paris. But I’m open to all options “he confided earlier in the month, confirming his desire to join the Big League if an option presents itself.
In the meantime, he is therefore trying to prove himself during the summer leagues this month. With a gradual increase in power observed.
In San Francisco, during the California Classic, he displayed a rather satisfactory level of play, with averages of 9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6 assists (but 4 ball losses) in three matches, despite relative efficiency (31% success on shots). In Las Vegas, he switched to a more scoring-oriented role, rising to 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists, including a final outing of 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists last night against the Clippers, with a higher success percentage (37.3%) and lower ball losses (1.8) compared to California.
Overall, during this first half of July, Kyle Allman Jr. therefore showed himself in his best light. And even if it did not lead to a concrete opportunity in the NBA, it did at least allow him to familiarize himself with the game of the American league. To be prepared, in the event that an opportunity arises in the future…
” The systems in the NBA are different, the pace is different observed the American. ” The way of playing is different from what I’m used to. I have never played in the NBA, so there is a difference with the systems in Europe. So I’m in the learning phase. It was definitely a big transition, I had my work cut out all week. But I have broad enough shoulders to hold. »