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  • Who is Grayson Allen? Michigan State v Duke

     

    Duke freshmen guard Grayson Allen propelled the Blue Devils to a national championship victory over the Wisconsin Badgers with strong performances. Who is he? We have the bio for you.

    The History:

    • Born Grayson James Allen on October 8, 1995 in Jacksonville, Fla.
    • Son of Sherry and William Allen
    • Father, William, is a government contractor
    • Mother, Sherry, is a human resource manager
    • Graduated Cum Laude from Providence School … posted a 4.2 cumulative GPA
    • Three-year letterwinner at Providence School under head coach Jim Martin … led the team to a 90-10 record with one state title and two state semifinal appearances
    • 2014 Powerade Jam Fest slam dunk champion … jumped over Duke teammate Jahlil Okafor to clinch the title, becoming the third Blue Devil recruit to claim the dunk contest crown, joining Ricky Price (1994) and Gerald Henderson (2006)
    • Also won the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Contest in Dallas and Beach Ball Classic Slam Dunk title
    • Recorded four points, one rebound, one assist, one block and two steals in 17 minutes of action at the McDonald’s All-American game
    • Competed in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic … scored seven points to go along with four rebounds and an assist
    • Named fifth team All-America by MaxPreps in 2014
    • Named Florida Times-Union All-First Coast Player of the Year
    • Averaged 22.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a senior … led the team to a 28-5 record and the FHSAA 3A state semifinals
    • Scored school single-game record 34 points in a 93-74 win over Arlington Country Day
    • Opened the City of Palms Classic with 31 points in a win over St. John Bosco … went 17-of-20 from the foul line in the 75-70 win … also had 20 points in a hard fought win over Neumann-Goretti on the second day of the event
    • Led Providence to a team title at the Beach Ball Classic … finished with 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the title game against Northland (Ohio)
    • Tallied 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in a semifinal win over Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.) at the Beach Ball Classic
    • Scored 30 points and added seven rebounds in a win over Cincinnati Moeller
    • Averaged 19.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game during his junior campaign … led Providence to a 35-1 record and the Florida 3A state championship
    • Finalist for the 2013 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball honors
    • Helped Providence to a 27-4 record and a state semifinal appearance in his first season on the varsity team
    • Ranked inside the top 40 among his class by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports
    • Rated No. 34 by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index

  • Duke #BlueDevils win #NationalChampionship! 5th for #CoachK duke

    The Duke Blue Devils have won their 5th NCAA national championship 68-63 over Wisconsin. The Duke Blue Devils are now a perfect 6-0 when they have made the Final Four in Indianapolis. They should be thanking Tyus Jones who scored 23 points. 19 of those points were in the second half.

    Wisconsin Badgers were picked as the favorite over the Duke Blue Devils. Duke has won all four previous games when they were labeled as underdogs this past season. This is the second time they have beat Wisconsin while being labeled the underdog. They also beat the Badgers 80-70 on Dec. 3.

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