Duke star Grayson Allen hasn't played as well this season as he did last season, so his other antics have taken over how people perceive him. He's had numerous tripping incidents, along with other questionable movements that have some questioning his mental state.
Allen knows he can get a little too emotional at times, and admitted to ESPN'sJeff Goodman it's something he's working on. After chatting with the Blue Devils player, Goodman says Allen is "optimistic that he won't have another [tripping] incident."
The tripping saga got so bad it landed Allen a one-game suspension earlier this season.
"It happened right on Christmas break," Allen told ESPN. "I was home for a bit. Obviously, I got time to beat myself up, think about it. Try and come back refocused and show Coach I was refocused. I understood everything that happened was wrong."
Allen continued: "A big part of going into this year was me trying so hard not to do that, and it took away from the player I am. I know I have that fire and competitiveness, and that's what's led me to have a terrible mistake like I have a few times. It's that emotion that I play with. As I'm getting older, I'm learning to channel that emotion in the right way. I'm confident about going out there and playing."
As for his NBA Draft prospects, Allen realizes his numbers have taken a dive this season,but he doesn't regret his decision to stay at Duke.