Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6'5" / 195 lbs
School/Club: Duke
Status: Senior
Birthday: October 8, 1995

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.

Defensive Analysis

  • 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. 

DA's Big Board
Ranked 14th among guards

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