Basketball Player

Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen- Biography

Grayson James Allen is a professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played basketball at Duke University for four years.

What is the Net Worth of Grayson Allen? Salary, Earnings

Grayson Allen is worth $2 million dollars. He signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Utah Jazz in 2018. His rookie contract is fully guaranteed, and he will earn an average of $2.25 million per year.

Grayson Allen- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Grayson James Allen was born in Jacksonville, Florida on October 8, 1995. His parents are William Allen, a government contractor, and Sherry Allen, a human resources professional. Allen graduated with honors from a province school in 2014 after earning an AP diploma. He was the vice president of his high school’s student government. Allen continued his education at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He was chosen in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft. Allen was named a McDonald’s All-American in 2014 after winning a state championship the previous year at Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida. He won the McDonald’s All-American Slam Dunk Contest over future Duke teammate Jahlil Okafor.

Quick Facts

Real Name Grayson James Allen
Birth Date 8 October 1995
Age (as of 2022) 26 Years
Birth Place Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Grayson Allen- Relationship, Girlfriend

In terms of his personal life, James is currently dating Morgan Nicole Reid, a soccer player from the United States who also attended Duke University. Furthermore, he rarely discusses his previous affairs in the media, so details about his personal life have remained a mystery until now.

Grayson Allen- Professional Career

Allen began his basketball career at Providence School in Jacksonville, where he was coached by Jim Martin. With a 90-10 record, he led the team to the state championship. He won a silver medal at the 2013 Nike Global Challenge. Allen averaged 22.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists as a senior. He was a MaxPreps fifth-team All-American, as well as a participant in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game and the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic.

As a freshman, Allen appeared in 35 games for the Duke Blue Devils, averaging 4.4 points per game. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-ACC Academic Team. As a sophomore, he improved his averages to 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. Duke won the 2015 NCAA championship with a 68-63 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. Allen was named to the 2016 All-ACC First Team. He was also named to the AP and NABC’s Third Team All-American teams, as well as the Sporting News’ Second Team All-American team.

NBA

Allen was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. On July 6, 2019, the Memphis Grizzlies announced Allen’s acquisition from the Jazz. On July 11, 2019, Allen was ejected from an NBA Summer League game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics after committing back-to-back flagrant fouls that commentators referred to as “cheap shots.”

On August 5, 2020, Allen had 20 points, a career-high six 3-pointers, two rebounds, and one assist in 26 minutes of action against the Utah Jazz.

On December 16, 2020, Memphis announced that they had exercised their team option on Allen for the 2021–2022 seasons.

On August 6, 2021, the Grizzlies traded Allen to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Sam Merrill and two future second-round draft picks. “Grayson is a gifted point guard,” said the Bucks’ general manager, Jon Horst. We’re excited to have him here because of his three-point shooting, intensity, tenacity, and basketball IQ.” On October 18, Allen agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the Bucks.

Controversy

Grayson Allen, who was acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade earlier this summer, has agreed to a two-year, $20 million rookie contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Allen is expected to start in the backcourt alongside Jrue Holiday until Donte DiVincenzo returns from injury. However, DiVincenzo’s return to the starting lineup was far from certain, and now that Allen has signed the contract, he may be even more likely to sit.

Members of the 2018 draft class, which includes both Allen and DiVincenzo, had until Tuesday to sign a contract extension or become restricted free agents in the summer. While the situation with DiVincenzo is far more complicated, the Bucks and DiVincenzo were able to reach an agreement on a two-year, $20 million contract that will begin in the 2022-23 season.

Trivia

  • He was suspended by the team during the 2016-2017 seasons for tripping a player, his third such incident in his career.
  • He won the NCAA championship in 2015.
  • The McDonald’s All-American champion in 2014.

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