Report: Bucks trade for former Duke star Grayson Allen

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2015 — Duke’s talented group of freshman — Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen and Jahlil Okafor — turn a one-time nine-point deficit into an eight-point lead with 1:22 left to grit out a 68-63 victory over Wisconsin for the program’s fifth national title. Allen, the most unheralded of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s first-year players, steps up and scores 16 points to keep Duke in it when Wisconsin looked like it was about to run away.

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly adding to their collection of shooters as they try to rebuild their bench in pursuit of a second straight NBA title.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks have reached a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies to trade guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks in exchange for Grayson Allen.

Allen may be a polarizing figure to Wisconsin basketball fans, as he was on the Duke team that beat the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2015 National Championship game. He was a freshman on that team, and went on to a four-year career with the Blue Devils before becoming a first-round pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2018 NBA Draft.

He was traded to Memphis the next summer in a multi-player deal for guard Mike Conley.

The soon-to-be 26-year-old has shot 38.1% from three-point range during his three-year NBA career. He averaged 10.6 points per game in 25 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this past season, playing in 50 games, starting in 38 of them.