Michael Allocco, Stonehill Class of 1973, is regarded as the best basketball player to ever play at the College. An outstanding outside shooter and excellent rebounder, Allocco established ever offensive record of note at Stonehill during the early 1970s. The first All-American in Stonehill history, his number 24 jersey is the first to be retired in Stonehill's history.
Allocco finished his career with a school-record 2,399 points, without the benefit of the three-point shot (which wouldn't be adopted in NCAA basketball until 13 years after his graduation), for a four-year average of 23.8 points per game - both of which still rank first all-time in Stonehill men's basketball history. Allocco also finished his career with 1,150 career rebounds, making him one of just a handful of players with over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in Stonehill history.
Allocco was a three-time All-America selection, in addition to being named All-Conference in his sophomore year and MVP of the Conference in his junior and senior campaigns. He set a school record, that also still stands to this day, with 52 points in a 124-90 victory over Norwich in 1971.
Allocco played with two other members of the Stonehill Hall of Fame, Henry Jackson, '73 and Howie Bain, '74, and the trio led Stonehill to the first two NCAA Tournaments in school history in 1971 and 1973. Allocco was Stonehill’s first-ever basketball player to be selected in professional basketball’s drafts as he was selected as the 6th selection of the Baltimore Bullets (NBA) and the fourth round selection of the Virginia Squires (ABA).