Duke’s season ended in the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, falling to the Kansas Jayhawks in overtime, 85-81.
The loss spells the end of senior guard Grayson Allen’s rocky tenure at Duke. After Allen’s 12-point effort on just 3 of 13 shooting, media personalities spoke on the controversial star’s “legacy.”
ESPN’s Bomani Jones was not one of those talking up Allen’s time at Duke — rather burying it.
i'm not sure he's good enough to have a "legacy." at a different school, he's more comparable to toby bailey with a few instances of indefensibly dirty play. https://t.co/2YUZu5XhXo
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) March 26, 2018
Jones pointed at Allen being a “veteran leader” not ever actually leading Duke anywhere, with a National Championship win in his freshman year, and losses coming in the regional semifinal, second round and regional final each year after.
Whether Allen is remembered for his “dirty” plays or not remains to be seen.
The senior finished his career with averages of 14 points per game, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
He finished first in the ACC in 3-point attempts (276), 3-point shots made (102) and 3-point shot percentage made (42 percent). He also scored the most points in the ACC in 2015-16 (779).
Stats via Sports Reference.