Ray Allen, UConn great and top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires

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19 Feb 1996: Guard Ray Allen #34 of the Connecticut Huskies pauses on the court during a break in the action against the Georgetown Hoyas in this Big East match-up at the USAir Arena in Washington, D.C. Georgetown defeated UConn 77-65.

MIAMI — Ray Allen announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday, ending a career that saw him make more 3-pointers than any player in league history and win championships with Boston and Miami.

Allen last played with the Heat in 2014. He entertained some ideas about coming back since, then announced his decision about stepping away in a post published on The Players Tribune.

In the post, Allen says he “is completely at peace with himself.”

Allen spent 18 seasons in the league with Milwaukee, Seattle, the Celtics and then the Heat. He made 2,973 3-pointers, 413 more than anyone else has to date, and averaged 18.9 points in 1,300 career games.

Allen attended UConn from 1993 to 1996. He was named USA Basketball’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. Allen finished his UConn career third on the Huskies’ career scoring list with 1,922 points and set a single-season school record by connecting on 115 three-pointers in 1995–96.

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