Stanford Lands 2013 Twins Marcus and Malcolm Allen

By Paul Seaver

Over the weekend, Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins landed a pair of verbal commitments in 2013 guards Marcus and Malcolm Allen.

The twin brothers will head to the Pac-12 Conference, joining a Cardinal program that continues to grow and make substantial improvements on the recruiting circuit.

Stanford fans are not new to twin commitments, having landed both Jarron and Jason Collins in the late 1990s and then both Brook and Robin Lopez, who each spent two seasons on campus before bolting to the NBA.

Marcus and Malcolm each committed to the Cardinal this past weekend while visiting the Stanford campus. Both stand at 6-foot-2 and each are excellent students in the classroom.

By way of Centennial H.S. (Nev.) in Las Vegas, the pair become the first additions for Dawkins and the Cardinal’s class of 2013.

Last season for the Bulldogs, as juniors, Marcus averaged 20.0 points per game while his brother chipped in with a respected 15.1 scoring average. The two are currently preparing for their senior seasons in Vegas, with their commitments now out of the way moving forward.

Not only did Stanford receive both commitments during a weekend visit, the school could not have asked for a more opportune time to impress a recruit. The Allen brothers were in attendance for Stanford’s upset victory over Pac-12 rival USC during Saturday’s gridiron match-up.

Dawkins continues to strengthen the Stanford program, most recently adding three highly-regarded freshman from the class of 2012, in addition to former top-50 recruit Chasson Randle the year before.


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