Duke basketball: Grayson Allen throws down ‘dunk of the year’ candidate

Duke basketball guard Grayson Allen (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard Grayson Allen (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Former Duke basketball guard Grayson Allen dropped a monster dunk for the Milwaukee Bucks. 

It has been a quiet stretch of games for former Duke basketball standout Grayson Allen but the guard sent a reminder to the basketball world that he still has a lot of game.

Following performance of 22 points and 13 points on March 24 and 25, respectively, Allen hit a cold stretch shooting the ball.

The cold spell carried over to Wednesday night’s matchup against the Indiana Pacers but the only field goal from the Milwaukee Bucks guard found him on the highlight reels for the rest of the evening — and perhaps the rest of the season.

Allen, with a 9-point lead in the fourth quarter, picked up a head of steam at half court and looked like he was still in a Blue Devil uniform in Las Vegas against UNLV as he blazed down the lane to the basket.

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The Duke product was able to throw down the dunk over Pacers guard Jordan Nowra while getting fouled in the process.

It was the only made field goal of the night for Allen as he finished with just three points in the 149-136 victory, making the free throw following the dunk as well.

Duke basketball product looking to get hot for playoffs

Grayson Allen will get another crack at the postseason in a few weeks as the Milwaukee Bucks (55-22) look to fend off the Boston Celtics (54-24) for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee currently has a one-and-a-half game lead over Boston for the top seed despite the Celtics’ 41-point road win over the Bucks on Thursday.

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Allen only scored three points in the embarrassing loss.

The former Blue Devil has started 69 of the 71 games he has played in this season and is averaging 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per contest while shooting 44.0-percent from the floor and 40.1-percent from 3-point range.

The Bucks will host the Philadelphia 76ers (51-26), who are four games out of the top spot in the East, on Sunday night (8:00p.m. ET).

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