April 18th, 2017

Grayson Allen Decides to Return for His Senior Year at Duke

Kam Harper @Beantownlegacy
Grayson Allen

Nov 12, 2016; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Grayson Allen (3) reacts after scoring against the Grand Canyon Lopes in the first half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

After a disappointing junior season, Duke’s Grayson Allen has decided to return for his senior year. The 2016-17 season was a rough one for Allen. With high hopes for both the team and himself, not many goals were achieved. He shot a career low FG% and also suffered a drop of seven points per game.

Next Season:

Between graduates and players who declared for the draft, Duke is losing five players from last year’s rotation. Allen will be able to provide the leadership necessary to win big games. No one’s really sure what to expect from Duke next season. The Blue Devils have commitments from Wendell Carter (#4 ranked recruit)  and Gary Trent Jr. (#7 ranked recruit) and are still waiting to hear from three more top ten recruits.

Grayson Allen’s Role:

Duke could be a guard-heavy team again next season. As of now, they already have Allen, Gary Trent Jr., and Frank Jackson, who are all deserving of a starting role. With the top-ranked guard, Trevon Duval, still considering Duke, it seems like Allen could be coming off the bench.

Grayson Allen has gone from being a spark-plug off the bench his freshman year to a big question mark. After seeing what he’s capable of, what should be expected for his last year? With his leadership and athletic ability, Allen could very well redeem himself to college basketball in his final season.

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