Las Vegas Twins Named Valedictorians, Both Headed to Stanford with Basketball Scholarships

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Two heads are better than one. In this unique case, twins Marcus and Malcolm Allen are living proof.

On Friday morning, the two Las Vegas high school students were busy signing autographs for middle school kids. The 18-year-old Centennial High School graduates are anything but average.

Both have been named class valedictorians, graduating with 4.8 grade point averages. In the fall, they’ll be heading to Stanford University with basketball scholarships in hand.

“It’s been a very long road, academically and athletically,” Marcus said. However, they both agree it’s been well worth the effort.

In a talk Friday morning with middle school students, the twins pushed the importance of working hard to achieve success.

Mother Trina Wiggins graduated from Stanford University several years ago. “You have to have a plan.You can’t just go day to day and think this is going to miraculously happen,” said Wiggins.

She helped the two put their future plans into place when they were only seventh graders. Both started taking SAT prep classes in middle school.

“It all pays off and I feel like the earlier you start, the better you’ll end up,” adds Malcolm.

The two are excited to play basketball for the Stanford Cardinals. In the future, they hope to play in the NBA for the Lakers.