Grayson Allen and the Duke Blue Devils are reuniting for the 2017-2018 season.
Duke’s 2017-2018 roster has more question marks than it does answers. Coach K and Blue Devils fans watched as Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and, today, Luke Kennard, all decided to leave for the NBA.
Another Duke star, Grayson Allen, had yet to make any sort of announcement about his future. That was until now.
Duke announced Allen will return next season. Here’s the post from Duke:
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 18, 2017
That’s right, the most hated player in the ACC is coming back for another year.
Here’s what Allen had to say about the decision:
“The last few weeks have provided the opportunity for a lot of reflection and prayer. I’m a firm believer that when something feels right, you go with it. The chance to play with next year’s team just felt right. I’m completely focused on helping Coach K and our staff lead this team to a special season. I love being a Duke student, and continuing to be part of the university culture is something I don’t take for granted.”
Allen dominated during his sophomore season, finishing with 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Allen’s junior campaign did not see the same success — he averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.
Allen could use a huge 2017-2018 season to repair his draft stock which took a huge hit during his junior season — due to poor play and image issues.