Ray Allen donates computer lab to underserved middle school in Miami

Ray Allen donated 30 computers and furniture to Lake Stevens Middle School in Miami. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ray Allen is the NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers made, but on Tuesday he showed he knows how to dish out a great assist, too. The former marksman showed up to Lake Stevens Middle School in Miami-Dade County and donated a new computer lab.

CBS 4 was on hand:

Lake Stevens Middle School didn’t have any computers beforehand.

This isn’t an upgraded computer lab — it’s the school’s first ever computer lab. It’s a brand new room complete with 30 computers and furniture.

“I started thinking about all the school systems that don’t even have computers,” Allen said. “I believe we let our kids down, public schools around this country. Kids don’t have proper textbooks, they don’t have materials… By the time they get to college they at least have some skills that are closer to kids around the world.”

Lake Stevens’ student body is mostly made up of minority students, and enrollment has fallen 12 percent over the past five years, per Public School Review.

Allen will always be a Miami hero, and not just for this donation.

Allen, a 10-time All-Star, a two-time NBA champion and a Hall of Famer, will always be best remembered by Miami fans for his epic game-tying shot in the dying moments of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

But his donation, made through his Ray of Hope Foundation, will be able to directly impact thousands of lives for years to come

“Considering the level of budget from the state, we certainly rely and appreciate community partnerships, particularly from individuals who mean so much to our kids,” superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.

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