Former Garner guard Thomas Allen opts out of commitment to Wolfpack
Posted March 29
Raleigh, N.C. — Former Garner High School basketball player Thomas Allen has asked North Carolina State University to release him from his commitment to play college ball there.
Allen, who transferred to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his senior season, announced his commitment on Twitter in October. "I'm staying home. Raleigh," the tweet read with a photo of Allen with NC State basketball coach Mark Gottfried.
With Gottfried out and Kevin Keatts the new leader of the Wolfpack, Allen asked for his release.
Allen was the only member of the Class of 2017 to have signed a letter of intent with NC State.
Allen played varsity basketball all three seasons at Garner, earning numerous all-conference and all-area awards.
He is listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds on 247Sports.com, which rates him a four-star prospect at the shooting guard position.