The beloved Buck and 10-time NBA All-Star left UConn early, but went back to finish his degree
One of Milwaukee’s all-time favorite Bucks went back to school and just graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut, the alma mater he left early in 1996 to enter the NBA Draft – and Milwaukee snapped him up.
Allen participated in the commencement ceremony on the Storrs campus for the Class of 2023.
“I started my college career in September of 1993 and due to a few distractions along the way, I have officially completed my degree,” Allen posted to his Instagram account. “I’m so thankful for everyone in my life that encouraged me, and inspired me to continue to pursue my degree. What a lovely day it was!”
Allen played for the Bucks from 1996 to 2002, playing a key role as part of the “Big Three” along with Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson and Sam Cassell in 2001 when the Bucks went to the Eastern Conference Finals under coach George Karl. He went on to the Seattle SuperSonics, the Boston Celtics, and the Miami Heat, winning NBA Championships with those last two. We wish he’d gotten a ring while in Milwaukee.
But now he has his Bachelors. Congrats, Ray!