Las Vegas twins, Marcos and Malcolm Allen, have a lot to celebrate. The pair are not only top basketball recruits with NBA hoop dreams, but they’ve also got the brains to get them into one of the top universities in the world: Stanford
The 18-year-old twins were named co-valedictorians of their graduating class at Centennial High School, earning an impressive 4.8 GPA. Marcos and Malcolm balanced their love of basketball with their rigorous course load and earned a full basketball scholarship to their mother’s alma mater, Stanford University.
They’ll be hitting the books, and the court, in the fall.
“It’s been a very long road, academically and athletically,” Marcos told KTNV. But the pair says it’s been worth it.
They credit their parents, Dr. Carl Allen and Dr. Tina Wiggins, for setting great examples and starting them on the path early. Dr. Wiggins, a pediatrician, enrolled her sons in SAT prep classes when they were in middle school.
Dr. Wiggins told KTNV: “You have to have a plan. You can’t just go day to day and think this is going to miraculously happen.”
We wish Marcos and Malcolm success on court and in the classroom!