Grayson Allen’s latest tripping incident will keep the Duke junior sidelined for the immediate future.
Duke released a statement from Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday indicating that Allen will be suspended indefinitely.
“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.”
Late in the first half of Duke’s 72-61 win over Elon on Wednesday, officials called a technical foul on Allen for tripping Santa Ana:
Last season, the ACC reprimanded Allen for tripping Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Allen also picked up a Flagrant 1 during the 2015-16 campaign for a tripping incident against Louisville.
The Blue Devils will travel to Blacksburg to open ACC play against Virginia Tech on New Year’s Eve. Their home opener will take place on Jan. 4 against Georgia Tech.