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Grayson Allen on Returning to Duke

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By returning to Duke for his junior year, Grayson Allen has a chance to create quite a college legacy for himself.

In a new article he’s written on Duke Blue Planet, Allen talks about the role academics played in his decision to return to college for his junior year and his goal of graduating by Spring 2017.

The All-American guard from Jacksonville, Fl., is challenging himself this summer, taking 4 ½ classes, in addition to the regular workouts and practices with the Duke basketball team.

Most Duke fans know Allen was one of the best players in college basketball last season, earning First Team All-ACC and Second-Team All-American honors. However, he’s also equally proud of earning Academic All-American honors.

Now, the athletic shooting guard is working to complete his degree while also becoming one of the handful of two-time All-American and national championship winners at Duke.

He played a key role as a freshman in the 2015 national championship win over Wisconsin, coming off the bench in the 2nd half to give the team a spark. This year, he’ll be counted on to provide veteran leadership and consistent scoring for what should be one of the most talented teams in the history of Duke basketball.

Based on his latest article, it sounds like Allen is focused on overcoming all the challenges ahead of him.