Grayson Allen to return for SR year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    It was. First 3 picks were KAT, D'Angelo, Jahlil.

    No way Grayson was projected first round that year. If I'm wrong then so be it and I'll join the "he should have left crowd" but my understanding is that he always came back because he was never projected in the first round. Especially after his freshman year and the weak draft of 2016 he has made the right choice every year.
    Duke’s freshmen talk NBA draft decisions | News & Observer

    Now about Allen. His championship-game performance, driving at will and scoring eight straight points when Duke was down nine in the second half, put him on the NBA draft map. In fact, ESPN’s Chad Ford has him ranked No. 31 – overall – on his big board.

    But Allen was firm in his intention to return to school.

    “It’s not a question for me,” Allen said. “I will be back here.”

    Allen, who is incredibly down-to-earth by elite athlete standards, had a reaction most casual fans did to his sudden rise up the mock draft boards.

    “I didn’t know I could go from being the eighth guy in the rotation to being a first-round draft pick now,” Allen said. “That’s just part of how crazy these last couple of days have been for me.”
    While it wasn't a sure thing, it was a possibility, especially if he would have done well at the combine, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
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    While it wasn't a sure thing, it was a possibility, especially if he would have done well at the combine, etc.
    And that possibility is the closest he has ever come to being drafted in the first round. He said it himself...."going from the 8th guy in the rotation to a first round draft pick." He made the right decision then, which I am sure was made after some insight, and it's the right decision now. Especially if he wants to play in the NBA which I just don't see happening ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    And that possibility is the closest he has ever come to being drafted in the first round. He said it himself...."going from the 8th guy in the rotation to a first round draft pick." He made the right decision then, which I am sure was made after some insight, and it's the right decision now. Especially if he wants to play in the NBA which I just don't see happening ever.
    I agree, if he was going to go he should have left after his freshman season, although in hindsight he probably never considered that his stock wouldn't ever be higher than it was at that time. At the present time, he isn't going to get drafted in the first round and his chances to play in the NBA won't really be any better or worse after another year at Duke , unless an major injury occurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    I agree, if he was going to go he should have left after his freshman season, although in hindsight he probably never considered that his stock wouldn't ever be higher than it was at that time. At the present time, he isn't going to get drafted in the first round and his chances to play in the NBA won't really be any better or worse after another year at Duke , unless an major injury occurs.
    Agreed. For me, the fact that his best year was his sophomore year and that still wasn't good enough to get him into the first round of a weak 2017 draft tells me a whole lot.

    His best bet is to go to the Spurs IMO.

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    Will end up playing overseas.

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    He's an overachieving and hard playing college player who has gotten the max out of his physical abilities, but I don't see an NBA career in his future. And obviously he doesn't either.

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    Will lead Duke to a National Championship next season......then his draft stock may improve tremendously

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    His chances are slim.

    There is a big elephant in the room nobody wants to discuss.

    Where are all the white American NBA players? — The Undefeated

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    Where's affirmative action at in the NBA?

    It is what it is, black boys are overall better at basketball apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ed View Post
    Where's affirmative action at in the NBA?

    It is what it is, black men are overall better at basketball apparently
    Fixed it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    His chances are slim.

    There is a big elephant in the room nobody wants to discuss.

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    I'd love to discuss it. Grayson's skin tone isn't what hurts him IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I'd love to discuss it. Grayson's skin tone isn't what hurts him IMO.
    I would agree in his situation...his stats this year were down from last year considerably, and his self control is definitely in question. And size wise he would have to be a shooting guard.

    I can give you the name of a guy that should be playing in the NBA and it is not because he can't play. Check out Josh Magette...plays point guard for the LA D-Fenders. To me, basketball has gone past the point of being interesting. The athleticism is incredible, but it has become more valued than results...maybe because of the way the game is officiated. This guy does nothing but lead his team to win, and his stats aren't bad either. I would admit though that Magette is a true point guard, and the positions are limited. He should have received a chance, but the clock is running out.

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    If next year serves him well he'll mature emotionally. He is one of those players that seems to have been in college for the last 7 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    I would agree in his situation...his stats this year were down from last year considerably, and his self control is definitely in question. And size wise he would have to be a shooting guard.
    I feel like size wise he would have to be a point guard and that his jumper isn't consistent enough for him to have a career as a shooter like JJ.

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