Duke’s Grayson Allen Returns After Just One-Game Suspension For Tripping
Apparently Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski’s definition of an “indefinite suspension” is just one-game long.
Krzyzewski suspended Duke junior guard Grayson Allen indefinitely after receiving a technical foul in their game against Elon for blatantly tripping an opposing player.
This wasn’t Allen’s first time intentionally tripping an opposing player, but this particular incident caused an absolute uproar from analysts, commentators and fans of college ball.
Krzyzewski condemned his star player’s actions at the time and announced his indefinite suspension on the following day. The Duke coach also later stripped Allen of his captain title on the team.
“We needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke Basketball.”—Coach K:https://t.co/mWvWkJwAFG pic.twitter.com/HfENX75s2t
— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) December 22, 2016
In the time since Allen’s suspension Duke has played just one game against Virginia Tech, which they lost 89-75.
It didn’t take long for Duke’s second-leading scorer to return to the lineup after their ACC opening loss. Allen returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against Georgia Tech and posted 15 points in their 110-57 win against the Yellow Jackets.
Coach Krzyzewski certainly didn’t need Allen on the court tonight, but apparently he determined the compulsive tripper had learned his lesson from watching his team lose without him.