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Duke’s Jayson Tatum, Luke Kennard, and Harry Giles have already declared for the NBA Draft, but it looks like everyone’s favorite serial tripper, Grayson Allen, will be back for his senior season.
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 18, 2017
Allen’s statement from GoDuke.com:
“I’m a firm believer that when something feels right, you go with it. The chance to play with next year’s team just felt right. I’m completely focused on helping Coach K and our staff lead this team to a special season. I love being a Duke student, and continuing to be part of the university culture is something I don’t take for granted.”
Future college prospects, this is what happens when you don’t capitalize on a breakout year and stay in school. Allen averaged 21.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in his sophomore season and definitely would have been a first-round pick, but for whatever reason he returned for his junior year. How’d that go? Oh, he dealt with injuries, kept tripping players, got suspended, and saw all his stats — as well as his draft stock — plummet.
But hey, the BC office is definitely on board for another season of people breaking out the pitchforks on Grayson.