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Ole Miss’ Robert Allen Out for Season with Knee Injury

Ole Miss’ Robert Allen Out for Season with Knee Injury

Allen Injured in Second Half of Rebels’ 67-63 Upset Over No. 18 Memphis

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss men’s basketball senior Robert Allen will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season after suffering a knee injury that will require surgery.

Allen – a native of Orlando, Florida who transferred to Ole Miss from Samford in 2020 – played 15 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, one assist and one block at the time of his injury in the opening minutes of the second half against No. 18 Memphis on Saturday.

“We feel really bad for Robert,” said Ole Miss head coach Kermit Davis.

Robert was playing his very best basketball over the last three weeks since he’s been here at Ole Miss. He’s been a great voice in our locker room and on the floor, and we’re going to truly miss him. But, I know with Robert’s work ethic that he will dive right into rehab, and we are going to support him every step of the way.

Coach Kermit Davis on Robert Allen

On the season, Allen averaged 6.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and started four of eight games played – including each of the last three Rebel contests. Allen’s 5.4 rebounds rank second on the Ole Miss roster, and he has tallied five games with at least five boards. In his final three games played, he averaged 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three starts.

Allen was one of four Rebels to play in all 28 games of the 2020-21 season, making eight starts while averaging 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Prior to Ole Miss, Allen played in 65 games at Samford across the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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