The four year Duke Basketball star and the senior captain is ready for pair up with another former Duke Basketball player in Utah.
Grayson Allen is a National Champion, ACC Champion, 1st Team All-American, and now a First Round pick in the NBA Draft.
The Utah Jazz selected Allen with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
After being the breakout star in the Final Four in 2015, Allen opted to come back to Duke for his sophomore season.
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Allen was sensational in his sophomore campaign with the Blue Devils averaging 21.6 points per game, shooting 46.6% from the floor and 41.7% from three-point range.
After careful consideration, Allen returned to Duke once again for his junior season. His numbers took a dip but was still able to average 14.5 points per game.
When Grayson Allen committed to Duke in high school, he was determined to get a degree and that’s what he did returning to Durham for his senior season. As the lone captain in his senior year, Allen averaged 15.5 points per game and boosted his shooting percentage to 41.8%.
Over his four years, Allen averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, shooting 43.0% from the floor and 38.0% from three-point range.
Known as one of the brightest young coaches in the game, former Blue Devil, and current Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder will be perfect for Allen, highlighting his strengths as a three-point shooter and a driver to the basket.
Allen joins an explosive backcourt of Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell, which sets up a perfect scenario for the former Duke star to come off the bench and provide some high-quality minutes for a playoff team.
The adjustment period for Allen may take a while, but by the end of the season, he will be a great addition to a Utah team that is trying to take the next step in advancing to the Western Conference Finals.