Duke freshman Grayson Allen: 'I will be back next year'

Duke freshman guard Grayson Allen said he will be back next year and that he will not enter the NBA draft.
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Duke freshman guard Grayson Allen said he will return to Duke next season, according to Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer.

Allen saw his stock rise after he scored 16 points in the national championship game to help Duke defeat Wisconsin. A former four-star, top-30 recruit on Rivals, Allen averaged 4.4 points and 1.0 rebound in 9.2 minutes per game this season.

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ESPN's Chad Ford said Tuesday that he had been "getting lots of positive feedback" on Allen from NBA people, adding that the guard could possibly be a first-round draft pick if he declared. 

"I didn't know you could go from being the eighth guy [on the team] to a first-round pick," Allen said on Wednesday. 

Duke freshmen Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones are all also considered NBA prospects and have not yet announced whether they will declare for the draft. 

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Jones told Keeley that Okafor's and Winslow's decisions will impact his own. 

The Blue Devils won their fifth national championship with their victory over the Badgers. - Molly Geary