Duke’s star guard Grayson Allen has been suspended for an indefinite amount of time after tripping an Elon player on Wednesday.
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski addressed the suspension on his weekly SiriusXM radio show, Basketball and Beyond (Thursday, 6 pm ET).
“It’s going to be a teaching moment, and he’s going to get better from it,” Coach K said. “That’s my responsibility, and I’m responsible to that youngster and my team, and to make sure a positive occurs from it.”
Duke Basketball’s head coach also released a statement early Thursday.
“We have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the incident involving Grayson Allen from last night’s game against Elon. As I stated last night, the incident was unacceptable and inexcusable. He took an important step last night by apologizing in person to Steven Santa Ana and Coach Matt Matheny. 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 from competition for an indefinite amount of time.”
Allen was given a technical foul for tripping Elon guard Steven Santa Ana in the first half of Duke’s 72-61 win on Wednesday. This isn’t the first time the Blue Devils guard resorted to tripping an opponent, just ask players from Louisville and Florida State.
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