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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