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Grayson Allen
Player Profile:
Grayson Allen 1873492
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Providence School
Career Stats

Career
• Has played in 71 games in a Duke uniform, making 35 starts
• Owns career averages of 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting .459 from the floor, .403 from outside the arc and .839 from the free throw line
• Enters his junior season just 68 points shy of becoming Duke’s 65th 1,000-point scorer
• Heads into the season ranked sixth on Duke’s career free throw percentage chart (.839) and eighth on the program’s career three-point percentage list (.403)
• Has played in nine NCAA Tournament games, helping Duke win its fifth NCAA title in 2015; has a career NCAA Tournament average of 11.2 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, Plumlee, Spanarkel)
• The first player to return to Duke after earning All-America honors the previous season since J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams in 2005-06
• A lethally efficient offensive player who is in attack mode in the open floor and has a knack for finding space on the perimeter
• Underrated as a combo guard, becoming just the ninth player to lead Duke in both scoring and assists in the same season in 2016

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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