Grayson Allen was impressive in the McDonald’s Dunk contest over the weekend, and I just wanted to throw the Duke Blue Devils commit a little bit of love. His state line for the actual game was not amazing, but he impressed me with his ball handling and defensive length. Allen does not get as much attention or appreciation as some of the other commits in his class, but the forward will give the Blue Devils a huge deal of flexibility next season.
Much thanks to all the folks at the United Center for hosting the game on Wednesday, and thanks to the tweet below for giving Allen a little shootout. You can bet that he is going to get some open shots next season with Jahlil Okafor holding down the block, but Allen was able to get one over on the Whitney Young center in the dunk contest.
— Hoopmixtape.com (@Hoopmixtape) April 1, 2014
Next up for the Blue Devils will be whether Jabari Parker is going to come back to school or enter this summer’s lottery. It has got to be a tough call for the four time state title winner, but something tells me he does not want his college career to end with a first round exit.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become” -Buddha