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Grayson Allen
American basketball player

Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen
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Quick Facts

Intro American basketball player
A.K.A. Grayson James Allen, Allen
Is Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 October 1995, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, U.S.A.
Age 26 years
Star sign Libra
Stats
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 93 kg
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Biography

Grayson Allen (Grayson James Allen) is an American college basketball player for Duke University. 

Early life and education

  • He was born on 8 October 1995 to William and Sherry Allen.
  • He is 6'5" tall, and weighs 202 lbs.
  • He went to Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated cum laude.
  • At the school, he was the Vice President of the student government.
  • He is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteered with Best Buddies.

Basketball Career

  • He was a consensus top-40 recruit in the 2014 high school class.
  • He led his school, Providence School, to a 90-10 record with one state title and two state semifinal appearances.
  • In 2014, he was named McDonald’s All-American. He was the third Duke recruit to have won the slam dunk contest at the Powerade Jam Fest.
  • As a senior, he was named a MaxPreps fifth-team All-American.
  • As a junior, with averages of 19.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists, he led Providence to a 35-1 record and won the Florida 3A state championship.
  • In 2013, he was selected for the Nike Global Challenge and led his team to a silver medal with an average of 16.0 points per game.
    As a sophomore, he averaged 12.7 points and 4.3 assists per game.
  • During 2014-15, he played in 35 games, averaging 4.4 points and 1.0 rebounds. He scored a season-high of 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting in a home win over Wake Forest (3/4.)
  • During the 2015-16 season, he averaged 21.6 points per game. He played in all 36 games, making 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 36.6 minutes. During the season, he was named a John R. Wooden Award All-American. He was also a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. He was ranked 15th nationally and fifth among major-conference players in scoring.
  • During the 2015-16 season, he also set new Duke and ACC record by increasing his scoring by 17.2 points per game over the freshman year.
  • He averaged 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the three NCAA Tournament games.
  • He came under the spotlight for intentionally tripping Louisville's Raymond Spalding. Earlier he had tripped Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes. He was reprimanded by the league for the incident. In December 2016, he tripped Elon guard Steven Santa Ana, for which ESPN broadcasters called for his suspension


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