Ray Allen is a retired professional basketball player best known for his shooting guard position in Boston Celtics. This two-time NBA Champion wore a number 20 jersey and held gold medals from the 2000 Sidney Olympics, the 2003 FIBA Americans Championship in San Juan, and the 1995 Summer Universiade in Fukuoka.
Ray Allen went to Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina. He later attended the University of Connecticut where he played for the college basketball team called the Connecticut Huskies. In 1996, Allen was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately a part of the NBA All Rookie Second team. In 2003, Allen was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics.
In 2005, he was named to the All NBA Second team. The same year, he recorded his career best 25.1 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists per game. In 2007, Allen got traded to the Boston Celtics. In 2008, in the sixth final match against the Los Angeles Lakers which the Celtics went on to win, Allen scored 7 three pointers and equaled the NBA final Records for three pointers. He also broke the record of 17 three pointers in a NBA Final series set by Derek Harper and Dan Majerle by recording 22 three pointers.
Allen was cited as the third best of the 20 greatest players in Milwaukee history on March 2008. He made great contributions to the Celtics in one of the largest comebacks in an NBA finals games. Allen then went on to fire seven 3-pointers in the Celtics’ NBA championship victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
During game 2 of the 2010 NBA Finals, he shot seven three-pointers in the first half, breaking Michael Jordan’s record of six three-pointers in one half. In 2011, he went on to become the all-time leader in total 3-point field goals made in the NBA.
Allen transferred to Miami Heat where he continued to break records in three-pointers during the play-offs. In this season, Miami Heat went on to secure its second consecutive championship. In the 2013-2014 Season, Heat advanced to the Finals but lost to San Antonio Spurs.
Ray Allen officially retired from the game on November 2016. His career statistics are 24,505 points, 5,272 rebounds, and 4,361 assists.
Career Accomplishments:• 2-time NBA champion (2008, 2013)• 10-time NBA All-Star (2000–2002, 2004–2009, 2011)• All-NBA Second Team (2005)• All-NBA Third Team (2001)• NBA Sportsmanship Award (2003)• NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2001)• NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)• 2-time First-team All-Big East (1995, 1996)• USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1995)• Consensus first-team All-American (1996)• UPI Player of the Year (1996)• Big East Player of the Year (1996)