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Former OSU Star Named First Team All-Defense in NBA

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Former Oklahoma State guard Tony Allen has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team.

The Memphis Grizzlies guard received the third most votes, and was joined on the first team by DeAndre Jordan of the L.A. Clippers, Draymond Green of Golden State, Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, and Chris Paul of the L.A. Clippers.

This is the third time Allen has been first team all-defense;  he was also first team in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Allen was second team all-defense in 2010-11.

Memphis’ defensive rating was nearly 9 points better with Allen on the floor than without him, and he held his opposing player to about 7 and a half percent below their average field goal percentage.