Grayson Allen forgoing NBA draft to stay at Duke

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Grayson Allen returned to Duke for his junior season, sliding off the first-round bubble and firmly into the second round.

That’ll keep him in Durham another year.

Duke release:

Grayson Allen will play his senior season at Duke University in 2017-18, he and head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced

Essentially, teammate Luke Kennard, who declared for the 2017 draft, had the season Allen needed.

Allen’s efficiency, both at the rim and beyond the arc, fell significantly despite taking a lesser role. The slightly undersized shooting guard didn’t show advanced playmaking. He tripped more opponents.

A year older, Allen has even more to fix to rehab his NBA stock.