By Bermuda Bob
Grayson is a 6’5″ 205 lb. Senior Guard, who will again wear #3 this year. Grayson returns as the sole Senior and sole Captain.
Grayson’s story exemplifies what it means to “be ready” and ready he was as a Frosh in 2015 when he was brought in off the Bench in the National Championship game against Wisconsin, dazzling everyone. It caused Coach K to create a new award for the annual sports awards dinner,, called “The One Shining Moment” award.
Grayson has career averages of 13.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, and 2.5 APG. His shooting average was 43.5% from the Floor, .38.6% from outside the Arch, and 83% from the Charity Stripe.
Grayson is a 3 time honoree to the All-ACC Academic Team. He graduated Cum Laude from Providence School and earned an Advanced Placement Diploma.
Grayson has had a stellar stay at Duke, with the exception of his unfathomable spree of tripping opponents. As he lost his Co-Captaincy last year, along with a suspension, there were many wondering if he would be re-named as Captain. Gladly, he has earned back that honour in the eyes of Coach K and his assistants.
There were many expectations that Grayson might leave Duke last year for the NBA, but he has always noted that he promised himself and his family that he would graduate. He also returned to reconstitute his reputation, and I’m sure every Duke fan hopes he can accomplish that before he graduates.
As may be expected, he is not only the Captain, but he must be the leader of this very young team where talent is superabundant.
Grayson is the son of William and Sherry Allen.
He is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and volunteered with Best Buddies, an international organization of volunteers that create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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