About Grayson Allen
Grayson Allen is a well-decorated scoring guard whose combination of athleticism, jump shooting ability, and aggressiveness made him extremely productive in spurts over his four years at Duke. A consensus top-25 prospect in the high school class of 2014, Allen played a minor role as a true freshman, but had a tremendous performance in the Blue Devils’ national championship victory, establishing himself as a player to watch as a sophomore. Allen delivered under that pressure in a major way averaging 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game as a sophomore to earn several All-American honors. Playing a smaller role as a junior and senior, Allen had some stellar performances as an upperclassman, but struggled with confidence and consistency at points. Playing a bit more point guard as a senior, Allen provided valuable leadership to an extremely young group that faced huge expectations and found his way onto the All-ACC Third team averaging 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in his final year under Mike Krzyzewski.
- Measured 6’4.5 in shoes with a 6’7.25 wingspan and 198-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has average size for a shooting guard, but compensates to some degree with terrific leaping ability and great timing.
- Played a key role for the Blue Devils finishing the season as the team’s second leading scorer and passer. Hit a significant slump in January, but bounced back nicely down the stretch in ACC play. Did much of his best work as a spot up threat, but also scored well in transition and out of the pick and roll as Duke’s most well-rounded perimeter weapon.
- Gets in the passing lanes aggressively on defense with good anticipation and chips in on the glass. Allowed 0.936 points per Spot Up possession[49th percentile] before Duke switched to playing zone mid-year. Speed did not translate particularly well on the ball defensively last season. Awareness off the ball comes and goes. Has room to become a more engaged, energetic defender.
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Ranked 14th among guards