Report: Seth Allen to play in Hungary

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 16: Seth Allen
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 16: Seth Allen /

According to a report from Eurobasket, another former member of the Hokies basketball program is heading overseas

Former Virginia Tech guard Seth Allen has signed with the Atomeromu SE Paks of Hungary’s A-Division, according to Eurobasket. The terms of the contract for Allen have not been disclosed.

Allen exhausted his eligibility this past season with the Hokies, but he went out with a bang. He averaged 13.3 points per game on a career-best 44.1% shooting from beyond-the-arc to go along with 3.3 assists per contest in his senior season with Virginia Tech. The strong season offensively earned him ACC Sixth Man of the Year honors in the 2016-17 campaign.

Allen began his career with the Maryland Terrapins, where he spent two seasons under Mark Turgeon averaging 7.8 and 13.4 points per game respectively over the course of his career in College Park.

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After sitting out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Allen joined the Hokies and became one of the most integral parts of the Buzz Williams rebuild in Blacksburg. His leadership presence, as well as offensive firepower, will be missed at Virginia Tech as he moves on to play professionally.

Allen worked out for a number of NBA teams, including the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors, throughout the pre-draft process this past spring, but was not selected in the NBA Draft in late June.

Rather than potentially land a training camp invite, Allen instead chose to play overseas in Hungary, where he is guaranteed more playing time in the early portion of his professional career.

If he refines his skills overseas well enough in the coming year, Allen may position himself to earn an NBA opportunity in the future.