Lucius Allen was named as the greatest Kansas high school basketball player in the 20th century by the Topeka Capital Journal which led him to the greatest collegiate program in the modern era of basketball. It’s a long way from Topeka to LA, but that didn’t stop Allen from being a key member of the "Team of the Millennium" for the UCLA Bruins. So good was Allen that he was the third overall pick in 1969 where he was chosen by the Seattle Supersonics. Along with Seattle, he played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Kansas City Kings in his 10 years of playing professional basketball. He played on 2 of the NCAA Championship teams. He earned an NBA Championship ring in 1971 with the Bucks. Lucius Allen retired from playing in 1979 but his love for basketball hardly diminished. Instead, he transitioned to becoming one of the most highly regarded coaches in the Los Angeles area. He has also been featured in films including, Disco 9000, ESPN’s Who’s #1?, and ESPN’s SportsCentury.