NBA Draft


Scouting Report

Allen has been one of the most polarizing figures in college basketball since helping Duke win a national title as a freshman. The four-year Blue Devil is considered a great leader and fierce competitor, but he's also been referred to as a dirty player after kicking one opponent and tripping a couple of others over the course of his college career. Allen perhaps had higher draft stock after a sophomore season in which he averaged career highs of 21.6 points, a 46.6 field-goal percentage and a 41.7 mark from 3-point range. He averaged less than 16 points in his last two seasons at Duke while shooting under 42 percent overall and less than 37 percent from beyond the arc. Some scouts believe much of that decline was due to questionable shot selection and that Allen can be a dangerous scorer off the dribble and in catch-and-shoot situations at the next level. On the defensive end, the 22-year-old has improved tremendously and possesses enough athletic ability and court sense to hold his own in the NBA. He impressed with his athleticism at the NBA draft combine, posting a lane-agility time of 10.31 seconds that ranks among the top five marks in the event's history. He also had the second-best shuttle run at 3.4 seconds and tied for the fourth-highest in the max vertical leap (40½ inches) and standing vertical (32½ inches). While he's a considered a bit of a 'tweener', Allen's potential as a scorer is coveted in today's NBA and it's probably enough for a team to take a chance on him in the second round.


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