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How was San Diego State able to steal Dakarai Allen from the Pac-12? Dakarai's father, Von Allen, explains why the four-star prospect is headed to San Diego.

On Dec. 27, 2011, the first full day of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic in the San Diego area, San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland showed up and watched Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon take on Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair. The player Bland came to see, Sheldon's 2013 small forward Dakarai Allen, was terrific, scoring 13 points to go with 15 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. On the next day...

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