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Grayson On His Duke Experience

Painful growth at times but still growth

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Duke v Kansas
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Here’s an interesting article by’s Matt Norlander about Grayson Allen and his struggles in college which were mostly emotional.

He had a hard time dealing with attention as it turns out and obviously the kicking incidents speak to a higher level of pressure than most people would be comfortable with.

He also spoke about how Coach K helped him through it: “The best conversations I had were with Coach K. He is a guy who, his whole career he’s been at this Duke program, and Duke is the center of ‘You either love Duke or you hate Duke.’ Being the head coach of that, a lot of the attention is directed at him. Just with his mentality, how he goes into it, I had countless conversations with him and he helped me with a lot of it through my career there.”

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