Duke's Grayson Allen has meltdown on bench after getting technical for tripping

Toby Graves
December 23, 2016

Duke's next game will open ACC play when they travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to face a very much improved Hokies basketball squad led by Zach LeDay. They have a roster loaded with talent and could probably win a national title without Allen. I'm sorry to my team.

Duke junior guard Grayson Allen has a history of tripping his opponents. This time, it's earned him an indefinite suspension. Allen has battled turf toe so far this season and is shooting just 38.4 percent from the field to get his 16.0 points per game.

After watching replay after replay of the incident on the court, many people are saying that Allen needs help for showing too many fierce emotions on the court. Duke basketball star, Grayson Allen, went absolutely nuts after he was served with a technical foul and benched in the team's game against Elon on December 21, and his immature tantrum had Twitter in a frenzy!

Duke is known as a program that doesn't tend to hold onto troublemakers, but many of those players go on to find a better fit elsewhere, says the Inquisitr.

So, on Thursday, Duke made a decision to set Allen down from a game, or possibly games, to get the message across that these incidents can't continue. "I thought our whole team lost its composure". Krzyzewski (aka "Coach K") set up a meeting between Allen, Santa Ana, himself, and Elon head coach Matt Matheny so Allen could apologize. "Grayson apologized, and he should".

While Allen once again took his frustrations out on an opponent, Krzyzewski knows that if nothing is done, these actions will ultimately prove more costly to Allen and his team. (Former Dookie) Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg called for Krzyzewski to immediately suspend Allen, with Greenberg suggesting a five-game ban would be about right. "As I stated (Wednesday night), the incident was unacceptable and inexcusable".

On Wednesday night in the first half against Elon, Allen kicked his leg out as Elon's Steven Santa Ana drove to the basket.

On the other hand, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski gave a short statement on Duke's post-game radio regarding Grayson Allen's trip against an Elon player. "To that end, we have determined that he will be suspended from competition for an indefinite amount of time".

Duke doesn't play again until December 31 in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Virginia Tech. He described them similarly in the immediate aftermath of the game, but at that time declined to publicly reveal any other measures or reprimands.

He'll be judged on whether another tripping incident occurs or doesn't.

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