Cyclones in the NBA: Chris Allen returns to the Iowa Energy


The Iowa Energy have added another former Iowa State Cyclone basketball player in Chris Allen, and this marks his second time with the NBA D-League team.

Iowa Energy’s official Twitter account broke the news earlier today that Allen has rejoined the team.

Allen returns after spending the last two seasons with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He played in a total of 19 games with them in both. Seven of them was last season after the Energy put him on waivers on March 11th. In his 12 games this season with the Skyforce, Allen started in six games and averaged 24 minutes, 10.1 points, and 2.3 assists per game.

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The former Cyclone played in 30 games for the Energy last season. He started in zero games, but had similar production with the Skyforce averaging 21.5 minutes, 12.5 points, and 2.3 assists per game. Nine months after the Energy put him on waivers, the Skyforce did the same on December 22nd.

Allen is now the second former Cyclone on the Energy. Diante Garrett joined the team around training camp on November 4th. He joined the Energy back in 2013, but didn’t make it past training camp after being picked up by the Utah Jazz shortly after. As of now, Garrett has started in 12 Energy games and is averaging 16.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.

The Iowa Energy are currently 5-7 on the young season, which is last place in their division. However, they are just 1.5 games back from the division leader, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, who are currently 8-7.

Three Cyclones in the NBA D-League will be in the spotlight tonight. The Energy will have a tough task hosting Chris Babb and the Maine Red Claws, who post the NBA D-League’s best record at 11-2. Tip-off at Wells Fargo Arena is set for 7:00 PM Central time, and it’s available to watch for free on YouTube.

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