Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Black Bears received another verbal commitment from Ontario. Mike Allison, a 6-9, 205-pound forward/center, announced his decision Saturday during a visit to Orono. He's a teammate of Murphy Burnatowski, another recent Black Bear to commit verbally, on the Canadian Junior National Team.
In the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Formosa, Argentina, Allison started all five games as the Canadian team went 3-2. In Canada's 83-68 win over Puerto Rico in the Bronze Medal game, Allison scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and blocked four shots. The point and blocked shot totals were tournament highs for Allison. For the tourney, he averaged 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.
Allison, No. 15 in the above photo, is a native of Hamilton, Ontario, and was reportedly also considering Monmouth, Sacred Heart and Montana State.