The wait is over for former Duke star Grayson Allen. Allen was just taken No. 21 overall by the Utah Jazz. He's the third former Blue Devil picked tonight - behind Marvin Bagley (Sacramento Kings) and Wendell Carter Jr. (Chicago Bulls.)
Allen, who many believe should have left Duke after his freshman year, is one of the more experienced players in the draft. He won a national title at Duke in his first season and became the team's go-to player in his junior and season seasons. During his final year at Duke, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per contest.
Allen tested very well at the NBA Combine last month as well. He surprised some with his athleticism - which obviously helped him land in the first round.
Allen, of course, has his detractors. During his sophomore and junior seasons, he dealt with an anger problem on the court that led to him tripping multiple opponents. It's likely there will be a short leash for that kind of behavior at the next level.
Utah, meanwhile, got a steal in last year's draft with Donovan Mitchell out of Louisville. The Jazz were a surprise contender in the West this past season - reaching the second round of the playoffs after a first round victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Allen, at a minimum, gives Utah another shooter who also has the ability to get to the rim. If he can keep his cool, he can be a nice player in the league.