Duke beat Elon by a final score of 72-61, but everyone is taking about this cheap shot by college basketball’s most heinous villain Grayson Allen, who blatantly tripped an Elon player during the first half. After the game, Allen apologized for his actions, but Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has announced that he has suspended Allen indefinitely following this incident. Here is coach K’s statement:
“We have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the incident involving Grayson Allen from last night’s game against Elon. As I stated last night, the incident was unacceptable and inexcusable. He took an important step last night by apologizing in person to Steven Santa Ana and Coach Matt Matheny. As a program, we needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke Basketball. To that end, we have determined that Grayson will be suspended from competition for an indefinite amount of time.”
I do not understand why Grayson Allen cheap shots opponents in a meaningless game against an inferior opponent. Save cheap shot and dirty play for the final minutes in a tight game against a tough opponent when you think it can help you win. Grayson Allen is a flat out dirty player.
This is not the first time that Grayson Allen has blatantly tripped an opponent, and he must be punished: