This is a reputation that Duke’s Grayson Allen does not want. But Allen is certainly going to be known as the guy who trips opponents on the court.
It happened again on Wednesday when Allen tripped Elon’s Steven Santa Ana during a game and received a technical foul.
That’s why Allen was suspended indefinitely on Thursday.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski issued a statement on Thursday morning: “As a program, we needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke Basketball. To that end, we have determined that Grayson will be suspended for competition for an indefinite amount of time.”
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After the game, Allen said he made “another mistake.”
“I mean, I don’t plan on doing it again,” Allen told reporters. “I made another mistake. I have to try to be better again, just like I tried to be better from last year.”
The Associated Press reported that Allen and Krzyzewski met with Santa Ana and Elon coach Matt Matheny so that Allen could apologize.
“I had a long talk with him afterwards,” Krzyzewski told the Associated Press. “And the right thing to do was to apologize in person. … I’m pleased that Matt gave us an opportunity to do that.”