With the nation's top recruits gathered in Dallas for the third session of the Nike EYBL, Duke basketball commit Grayson Allen shined after dealing with an injury in previous sessions.
Allen, the No. 36 recruit in the class of 2014 according to ESPN, averaged 18.3 points per contest as his E1T1 squad went 4-0 against some of the best AAU teams in the nation.
Allen squared off against Duke target Tyus Jones, the No. 2 player in 2014, in the team's second game, a 98-70 win for Allen's squad. Allen scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting while making both of his 3-pointers. He added four rebounds and four assists.
Facing one of the top AAU backcourts that also features UNC point guard Joel Berry, who tallied 11 assists in the game, Jones scored a game-high 18 points while adding four assists and three steals. He turned the ball over five times. Jones averaged 25.5 points and 5.0 assists per game during the weekend for Howard Pulley.
Probably most dominant team performance of the day was Each 1 Teach 1 over Howard Pulley. Those kids from Florida were on fire.
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) May 12, 2013
Allen drew high praise for his performance throughout the weekend:
I think that Grayson allen is solidifying himself as a top 25 player.
— Jack LeGwin (@p_development) May 11, 2013
Joel Berry-Tyus Jones has fizzled w/ E1T1 up 25 at half. Too much depth and length. Love Greyson Allen's stroke.
— Hoopniks (@Hoopniks) May 11, 2013
Jahil Okafor, the No. 1 player in the class of 2014, returned to action after sitting out with an injury the past few weeks. Okafor averaged 17.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per game while making 74% of his shots from the field for Mac Irvin Fire.
Okafor and Jones have said on multiple occasions they intend to attend college together and the duo appears to be the top priority for Duke's 2014 class.
Here are some other stats of Duke 2014 offers from the EYBL session per @bluedevillair:
- Devin Booker, 6-foot-5 shooting guard and the No. 19 player: 19.5 points, 43% field goals, 30% 3-pointers
- Justise Winslow, 6-foot-5 small forward and the No. 9 player: 12.8 points, 58% field goals, 40% 3-pointers, 7.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.0 steals