It’s not like he was playing against elite competition, but when the Utah Jazz opened exhibition play against the Perth Wildcats, Grayson Allen made a nice impression.
The rookie from Duke was 5-5 from the floor in the first half, finishing with 19.
Donovan Mitchell, who has been one of Allen’s biggest boosters, said this recently about the rookie: “He has that poise. I was really, really impressed just by watching.He just has that way where he’s not fazed by a lot, and I think that’s going to pay dividends down the line when we get to the playoffs. When you draft somebody, you want someone who when the lights come on, they’re ready for it, and I think he’s probably one of the best prepared college basketball players for that and you can see that for sure.”