Grayson Allen became the third Duke player selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft, being picked by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall pick.
After coming off the bench in 35 games in his freshman season with the Blue Devils, Allen was a steady starter for the team in his final three seasons. As a senior in 2017-18, he started and played in all 37 games, recording 15.5 points, 1.7 steals and 4.6 assists a game.
Allen showed his touch as a 3-point shooter in college but was a bit streaky. He might have to fight for playing time initially, but he could provide strong contributions in the league throughout his career.
“He’s a very good athlete, capable of making tough shots from distance and is extremely competitive, all of which make him an interesting candidate for a stabilizing backcourt role in the NBA,” said SI.com NBA draft analyst Jeremy Woo.