Grayson Allen mulling NBA decision

DURHAM, N.C. — On the eve of Duke’s first NCAA tournament game, Mike Krzyzewski removed much doubt about freshman Brandon Ingram’s future.

“Yeah, he will,” Krzyzewski said when a reporter asked about Ingram possibly joining Duke’s list of one-and-done stars.

Ingram’s decision is easy. He’s projected to be selected very high — possibly No. 1 overall — in this summer’s NBA Draft. Krzyzewski always tells guys who will go that early to take the plunge.

The decision is more difficult, though, for another Blue Devil.

Grayson Allen led Duke in scoring this season, averaging 21.6 points per game while making 46.6 percent of his shots (including 41.7 percent of his three-pointers).

The 6-4, 185-pound Allen is not projected to go in the first half of the first round.’s latest mock draft, for example, has Allen at No. 31 overall — the first pick of the second round. (The same mock, it should be noted, has Ingram going No. 1 overall).

On the night Duke lost to Oregon in the Sweet 16, Allen was noncommittal when talking about his basketball future. He said he’d talk with his family before making any decision.

He has some serious thinking to do. Where could that thinking lead?