Frankie Allen

April 26, 2013

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --Head Men's Basketball Coach Frankie Allen and assistant coach Curtis Peery were named to the Roanoke College All-Century Team. Both were student-athletes for the Maroons. Allen holds over 18 individual marks for Roanoke College, while Peery was named All-State, All-ODAC and All-South Region by his senior season. Allen is entering his sixth season at UMES this winter, while Peery will be in his fifth season.

Peery, a Salem, Virginia native helped his team's overall records improve during his four seasons at Roanoke College. To add to his previous accolades, Peery was named the Christopher Newport Invitational Most Valuable Player, and named to four all-tournament teams in his career. By the end of his time as a Maroon, Peery was ranked 12th in both scoring and rebounding, and 11th in free throws. Peery finished with 1,349 points and 649 total rebounds.

Coach Allen was an outstanding player at Roanoke College, and is said to be one of the members to help the Maroons rise to the top in basketball. He was the first player in Roanoke history to have a jersey retired, and holds both the points and rebound records in Virginia history. Allen scored 2,780 points and grabbed 1,758 rebounds while a Maroon.

He earned All-Mason Dixon and Mason Dixon Most Valuable Player, as well as All-American honors to name just a few. Allen's playing career has led to him being inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame later this year.

Allen will return to the UMES men's basketball team for the 2013-14 season, and will kick-off the year with the athletic department's annual Hawk Hysteria scheduled for October 18, 2013.



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