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Caelynn Manning-Allen - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Caelynn Manning-Allen

Position Forward
Height 6'4''
Class Senior
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Curie HS

2016-17 (Senior)
Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors … Played in 27 games and started two … Ranks eighth on KU’s all-time block list with 116 … Swatted away a team-high 35 blocks … Averaged 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game … Totaled 18 steals and 14 assists … Shot 42.2 percent from the field and 62.8 percent from the free throw line … Recorded double-digit scoring efforts in four games … Scored a career-high 21 points on Senior Day against Kansas State (2/25) … Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds against Oral Roberts (11/23), tying her career-high … Netted 14 points behind a 5-for-8 scoring effort against North Dakota (11/27) … Poured in 14 points on a season-best 6-of-7 (.857) shooting against TCU (2/5) … Recorded a season-high four steals against Oral Roberts (11/23) … Swatted away a season-best four blocks twice.
2015-16 (Junior)
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the second-consecutive season … Started the third-most games (24) and appeared in all 31 contests … Averaged 6.7 points per game and led the team in rebounds with 4.9 per game … Shot 40.7 percent from the field on the year … Recorded 14 games shooting 50 percent or better from the field, the second-best mark on the team … Recorded a season-best 83.3 percent shooting performance against Arizona (11/23) … Pulled down a career-high 11 boards on two occasions, first against Northern Illinois (11/27) and then in an overtime victory over Navy (12/13) … Tallied two double-doubles on the season: 12 points and 11 rebounds against Northern Illinois (11/27) and 10 points and 11 rebounds against Navy (12/13) … Swatted a team-high 38 blocks, which ranked ninth in the Big 12, and is now just 13 shy of cracking Kansas’ top-10 in all-time blocks … Notched a career-high 15 points against St. John’s (12/6) … Posted a career-best four blocks in back-to-back games against Arizona (11/23) and Northern Illinois (11/27).

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Appeared in 26 games and started one contest … Averaged 2.3 points and was second on the roster with 1.1 blocks per game … Played a total of 258 minutes, averaging 9.9 per game …  Logged a career-high four blocked shots at Oklahoma State (2/21) … Recorded a career-high eight field goal attempts and pulled down a season-high eight rebounds versus Baylor (1/17) … Went 3-for-3 from the field against Oklahoma (1/7) … Posted a career-high seven points against Incarnate Word (12/4) … Made her first appearance of the year versus Iona (11/26), netting five points and grabbing two rebounds.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Started one game and made 26 appearances … Averaged 9.0 minutes, 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game … Made her first-career start against Yale (12/29) … Third on the team with 15 blocks on the season … Recorded a season-high six points in back-to-back games against Texas Tech (1/11) and at Texas (1/15) … Also grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds against the Red Raiders (1/11) … Blocked a season-high two shots against Oral Roberts (11/10), SIU-Edwardsville (11/13) and Oklahoma State (1/22) … Played a season-most 25 minutes against Duke (11/30).
High School
Averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots per game at Curie High School as a junior … Earned first-team all-city and first-team all-conference in 2012 and 2013, while being named the 2012 Chicago Public League Player of the Year … Named the most valuable player at the 2011 De La Salle Tournament … Scored a game-high 13 points and added eight rebounds and four blocks for the South-Central team in the second game of the 2013 Luther Bedford All-Star Classic … Played AAU with Team Meanstreets … Named to the all-star team of her pool play at the AAU 2012 Windy City Classic … Coached by Ricky Robinson … She also lettered two years in volleyball for the Condors.
Daughter of Veronica Allen … Born in Chicago, Illinois … Has two sisters, Erica and Shana, and two brothers, Cliff and Renaul … Sister’s father is Mark Aguirre, who was voted national player of the year at DePaul in 1980 and 1981, before embarking on 13-year NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers … Majoring in communications.