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2013 twins Malcolm and Marcus Allen verbally commit to Stanford

Sep 16, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT

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Stanford certainly seems to have good luck when it comes to recruiting twins.

First there were the Collins twins, Jarron and Jason, who played at the Pac-12 school from 1997-2001. Following them were the Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, who spent two seasons (2006-08) on The Farm.

Head coach Johnny Dawkins received a verbal commitment from 2013 twins Malcolm and Marcus Allen (both 6-2 guards with 4.8 weighted GPAs), who committed while on their visit to Stanford this weekend.

The twins are natives of Las Vegas, where they attend Centennial High School, which they helped lead to 24 wins and the semifinals of the Sunset Region tournament last year.

Marcus Allen averaged 20.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs while Malcolm posted averages of 15.1 points and 3.8 assists.

Both were named to the first team All-Sunset and All-Northwest Division squads by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, with Marcus also being named to the paper’s Class 4A All-State team.

UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad was also a member of the first team All-State squad, with Stanford freshman (and future teammate of the Allen twins) Rosco Allen making the second team.

In the Allen twins the Cardinal get a pair of athletic guards who can make life difficult on their opposition from a defensive pressure standpoint, while also applying pressure on the offensive end with their respective skill sets.

Their commitment to Stanford adds more depth to a program that will also have Aaron Bright (senior in 2013) and Chasson Randle (junior in 2013) to rely on.

And based on the tweet below, the atmosphere at Stanford’s 21-14 win over #2 USC likely impacted the twins’ decision as well.

Raphielle is also the assistant editor at CollegeHoops.net and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

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