If you are a Duke Blue Devil basketball fan, you better be happy about the ACC being pretty easy on one of their star players. During Thursday’s win over the Florida State Seminoles, point guard Grayson Allen seemed to have intentionally tripped Xaviers Lathan-Hayes.
Despite major drawback from many analysts, including former Duke star Jay Williams, Allen will likely not face any punishment for what is his second tripping incident in the last month. The ACC announced on Friday that he will not be suspended for his actions.
“The ACC considers the matter closed and will have no further comment,” the league said in a brief statement.
This doesn’t mean that Allen won’t face punishment from head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Allen was called for a flagrant foul after he tripped a Louisville player during a February 8 game against the Cardinals.
Allen is clearly the leader of the team this year as he leads the Blue Devils with 20.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He is also a leader for the John Wooden Player of the Year Award.
The Blue Devils will next play on Sunday, February 28 against the Pittsburgh Panthers. The game will be televised on CBS at 2 p.m. EST.
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