Of all the great players who have traveled through Storrs on their way to the NBA, you’d be hard pressed to find one who has been as successful as Ray Allen.
Allen has had a long career in which he has established himself as one of the best shooters in NBA history. This season, even at age 35, he has proven that he isn’t ready to slow down. He is shooting 50.8 from the field and 45.8 percent from behind the arc, both career bests. He has an impressive 17.3 points per game on the year to show for it as well, and today, he was named an NBA All Star for the 10th time of his career.
But the buzz for Allen these days is the milestone he is fast approaching. As of tonight, he has made 2,552 three pointers in his career. He only needs to make nine more to break Reggie Miller’s all time mark of 2,560.
At this point, it’s a foregone conclusion that Allen will break the record, but now it’s a matter of when. If Allen has a huge night tonight against Dallas, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could break it. Nine three pointers has been done before, and it would certainly be the type of epic performance that would make the record falling that much more impressive.
If not tonight, Sunday against Orlando could be the day. Regardless, a former Husky is poised to etch his name in the history books, and whether or not you root for the Celtics, this is an occasion that we should all applaud.
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