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Grayson

Allen

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#3

Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
City/State: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Providence School

Bio

Career Stats

Career
• Has played in 105 games in a Duke uniform, making 60 starts
• Owns career averages of 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting .435 from the floor, .386 from outside the arc and .830 from the free throw line
• Enters his senior season ranked 33rd on Duke's career scoring chart with 1,424 points and eighth on the program's career free throw percentage list (.830)
• Has scored in double figures 64 times, including 30 games with at least 20 points, and owns four career double-doubles
• Has played in 11 NCAA Tournament games, helping Duke win its fifth NCAA title in 2015; has a career NCAA Tournament average of 12.9 points per game
• Earned All-America and Academic All-America honors in 2016, becoming just the sixth Duke player to garner both in the same season (also Battier, Dunleavy, Gminski, Mason Plumlee, Spanarkel)
• A three-time All-ACC Academic Team honoree

2016-17
• Named to the All-ACC Tournament second team after averaging 11.5 points while shooting .500 from outside the arc to help Duke become the first team ever to win four games in four days to capture the title
• An All-ACC Academic Team selection
• Played in 34 games and made 25 starts; part of Duke's first sub group nine times
• Averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists in 29.6 minutes per contest
• For the season, ranked sixth in the ACC in three-pointers per game (2.4), 10th in free throw percentage (.811) and 20th in scoring (14.5)
• Averaged 13.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 16 ACC games
• Ranked eighth in the ACC in assists (3.8) in league play
• Led the team with an average of 20.5 points while shooting .421 from deep in two NCAA Tournament games
• Scored in double figures 25 times and led Duke in scoring 10 times; reached the 20-point mark on 10 occasions, had one 30-point game and recorded two double-doubles
• Paced Duke in assists 16 times, leading the team to a 14-2 record in those contests
• Recorded the third double-double of his career in a home win over Grand Canyon (11/12) with 25 points and 10 rebounds
• Overcame foul trouble to score 21 points in 18 minutes in a home win over Appalachian State (11/26)
• Tallied 24 points and four assists in Duke's home win over Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (11/29)
• Dished out eight assists in the win over No. 21 Florida at Madison Square Garden as part of the Jimmy V Classic
• Roared to a career-high 34 points on 12-of-16 shooting in the Blue Devils' rout of UNLV in the first college basketball game at T-Mobile Arena (12/10)
• Put up 15 points and seven assists in the home win over Georgia Tech (1/4)
• Notched his fourth career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists in Duke's home win over Boston College (1/7)
• Had 23 points and nine rebounds at No. 14 Louisville (1/14)
• Recorded 19 points and six rebounds in the Blue Devils' win at Wake Forest (1/28)
• Scored a game-high 21 points in the win at No. 20 Notre Dame (1/30)
• Torched Pittsburgh for 21 points and six assists in a home victory (2/4)
• Knocked down 7-of-12 shots from outside the arc en route to a 25-point night in the home win over No. 8 North Carolina (2/9)
• Had 18 points to help lead Duke to a win over No. 10 Louisville in the ACC Tournament quarters (3/9)
• Scored 18 points and distributed five assists in Duke's win over No. 6 North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament (3/10)
• Netted 10 points and four assists in the Blue Devils' defeat of No. 22 Notre Dame in the championship game of the ACC Tournament (3/11)
• Posted 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in Duke's NCAA Tournament first-round win over Troy (3/17)
• Came up with 20 points against South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/19)

2015-16
• Garnered second-team All-America honors from The Sporting News and third-team accolades from both the AP and the NABC; also named a John R. Wooden Award All-American
• Named a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and chosen for the All-ACC Academic Team
• A finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award
• Earned NABC All-District 2 and USBWA All-District III recognition
• A consensus first-team All-ACC selection and the coaches' ACC Co-Most Improved Player
• Two-time ACC Player of the Week (11/16, 1/4)
• Played in all 36 games, making 35 starts, and averaging 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 36.6 minutes
• Shot .466 from the floor, a team-high .417 from three-point territory and .837 from the free throw line
• Was just the ninth player to lead Duke in scoring (21.6) and assists (3.5) in the same season, as well as just the eighth Duke player to average over 20.0 points per game and hand out more than 100 assists (127)
• Increased his scoring by 17.2 points per game over his freshman year, setting new Duke and ACC records for single-season scoring increase
• Ranked 15th nationally and fifth among major-conference players in scoring (21.6) and made the eighth-most free throws in Division I (211)
• For the season, ranked second in the ACC in scoring (21.6), third in three-point field goals per game (2.5) and minutes played (36.6), fourth in three-point percentage (.417), fifth in free throw percentage (.837), eighth in steals (1.3) and 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.76)
• Averaged 21.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals per contest in ACC play while shooting .479 from the field, .435 from outside the arc and .802 from the stripe
• Ranked second in the conference in scoring (21.9) and three-pointers per game (2.8), third in three-point percentage (.435), fourth in minutes played (37.7), eighth in steals (1.4), ninth in field goal percentage (.479) and 10th in free throw percentage (.802) in ACC play
• Averaged 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Duke's three NCAA Tournament games
• Set Duke NCAA Tournament game records for free throws made (15) and attempted (17) in the Blue Devils' opening round win over UNC Wilmington
• Scored in double figures 34 times in 36 games and led Duke in scoring on 21 occasions; reached the 20-point mark 19 times, put up four 30-point games and had a pair of double-doubles
• Paced Duke in assists 22 times and rebounds three times
• Scored 779 points to rank seventh on Duke's single-season scoring list and record the second-highest scoring campaign in program history by a sophomore
• Made 211 free throws to tie for sixth on Duke's single-season chart
• Named MVP of the 2K Classic after averaging 31.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in wins over VCU (11/20) and Georgetown (11/22) at Madison Square Garden
• Scored a career-high 33 points in a home win over Long Beach State (12/30)
• Scored 28 points on 7-of-11 shooting and handed out a career-high seven assists in a win at NC State (1/23)
• Knocked down a career-high seven three-pointers on his way to a 27-point, seven-rebound night in a win at Georgia Tech (2/2)
• Made the game-winning shot as time expired in a home win over No. 7 Virginia (2/13), finishing with 15 points and a career high-tying seven assists
• Scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a win at No. 5 North Carolina (2/17)
• Put up 30 points, shooting 14-of-19 from the line, and a career-high five steals in a home win over Wake Forest (3/1)
• Recorded his second double-double of the season with 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the NCAA Tournament first-round win over UNC Wilmington (3/17)
• Knocked down 10-of-15 shots from the floor and 5-of-7 shots from outside the arc en route to 29 points in the win over Yale in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/19)

2014-15
• NCAA Tournament Final Four All-Tournament Team selection after averaging 12.5 points on .500 shooting from the floor and .909 from the line to help Duke win its fifth national championship
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Played in 35 games, averaging 4.4 points and 1.0 rebounds
• Led Duke in scoring once and netted double-figure points five times
• Scored 18 points in his Duke debut, knocking down 5-of-7 shots from the floor against Presbyterian (11/14)
• Scored a season-high 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting in a home win over Wake Forest (3/4)
• Served as a huge catalyst for Duke off the bench in the national championship game against No. 3 Wisconsin (4/6), scoring 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting

High School
• A consensus top-40 recruit in the 2014 high school class
• Led Providence School to a 90-10 record with one state title and two state semifinal appearances
• Named a 2014 McDonald's All-American and won the slam dunk contest at the Powerade Jam Fest, becoming the third Duke recruit to win the event
• Selected for the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic
• Named a MaxPreps fifth-team All-American as a senior
• Averaged 22.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a senior
• Led Providence to a 35-1 record and the Florida 3A state championship as a junior with averages of 19.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists
• Scored 31 points in the state title game and shot 15-of-29 from the floor in the state final four
• Selected for the 2013 Nike Global Challenge and led his team to a silver medal with an average of 16.0 points per game
• Averaged 12.7 points and 4.3 assists per game as a sophomore

Personal
• Born Grayson James Allen on Oct. 8, 1995, in Jacksonville, Fla.
• Son of William and Sherry Allen
• Graduated cum laude from Providence School and earned an AP diploma
• Named a First Coast All-Star Scholar-Athlete in 2014
• Vice President of the Providence School student government
• Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteered with Best Buddies

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