ALLEN, MILTON 'MITT' PERRY
Son of Phog Allen ('07), Brother of Bob Allen ('41), Nephew of Pete Allen ('04)
Hometown: Lawrence, KS
Brother of Bob Allen ('41), son of Phog Allen ('07), nephew of Harry Allen ('04)
Link to his Assistant Coach site
Of all the Allen children, he (Mitt) was the most like his father as a youth -- untamed and reckless. Mitt was a smoker, drinker and fighter. Bob Allen remembers the night his brother came home after a hard night and was ordered to the basement by Phog, who pulled on boxing gloves. Three blows and Mitt was done. Eventually, the family decided it was best for Mitt to leave and he enrolled at Iowa State, where he lived with coach Louis Menze, Phog's friend and star athlete at Central Missouri.
Mitt transferred to Kansas after a year and became a fine basketball player
from 1934-36, although it would be a few more years before the run-ins would
end. EventuallyMitt, like his father did decades earlier, mellowed as he
matured. He became a successful Lawrence attorney, representing his father
Source: Phog, p.94.