Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is an American professional basketball player. In college, he was a member of the University of Connecticut Huskies. He has previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). One of the most accurate three-point and free throw shooters in NBA history, he is a ten-time NBA All-Star and has won two NBA championships (2008, 2013).
Ray Allen was born on July 20, 1975. Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, California, the son of Walter Sr. and Flora Allen. Ray was the third of their five kids. A military child, he spent time growing up in Saxmundham in England, Altus in Oklahoma, Edwards Air Force Base in California, and Germany. After years of traveling and constant moving, he moved to Dalzell, South Carolina where he would attend high school for the next four years. When he first arrived, he was always the odd man out that kids often picked on for the formative language that he used due to his elementary years in Britain. While he never completely fit in with the other kids, his natural athletic gift and obsession with hard work allowed him to excel in every sport he played. After a growth spurt gave him an advantage in basketball, he decided to dedicate all his time to become the best basketball player he could be.
Allen is the NBA’s all-time leader in career three-point field goals made in both the regular and postseason. Allen has acted in two films; he had a lead role in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game. He has also won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men’s basketball team.
- Birth Name: Walter Ray Allen
- Nicknames: Sugar, Ray,
- Birth Date: July 20, 1975
- Birth Place: Castle Air Force Base, Atwater, CA, USA
- Height: 6feet 5inches (1.96 m)
- Weight: 205 lbs
- Drafted: 1996: 1st Rnd, 5th by MIN
- Spouse: Shannon Walker Williams (16 August 2008 – present) ( 1 child)