Duke’s Grayson Allen trips player after he was called for a foul
When Duke played against Elon Phoenix on Wednesday, many did not expect it to make a lot of headlines as the Blue Devils were the clear-cut favorites to win the game. However, a play during the first half turned a lot of heads and got plenty of attention.
Duke’s starting point guard, Grayson Allen, received a technical foul after it appeared that he intentionally tripped Steven Santa Ana following a foul called against him.
— Kyle Boone (@kylebooneCBS) December 21, 2016
This is definitely not the first time Allen got involved in such incident as nine months ago, he was part of a lot of news when he did the same antic to Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes.
The 21-year-old Junior was interviewed in their locker following their 72-61 win and got emotional as he apologized to Santa Ana, the referees and the whole Elon Phoenix team.
Grayson Allen gets emotional in the locker room after tonight's tripping incident. pic.twitter.com/p34thdrMcI
— Jessika Morgan (@JessikaMorgan) December 22, 2016
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski released a statement about the punishment Allen will get and also gave credit to his player for taking responsibility for his actions.
Mike Krzyzewski on Grayson Allen punishment. Just transcribed this off ESPNEWS. pic.twitter.com/6GGL5r7A71
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) December 22, 2016
It will certainly be interesting how Allen will respond in their next games after the incident on Wednesday and it will be worth monitoring how the referees will officiate him and how closely they’ll monitor his feet.