But over the last month or so, Allen has stayed out of the discussion. There havenât been any dust-ups or questionable sequences centered around Allen. Despite being the subject of scrutiny at basically every road game, Allen has put the static aside during Dukeâs seven-game winning streak, which was snapped Wednesday by John Gillonâs buzzer-beater.
Just because Allen has been clean of late doesnât mean fans arenât going to give him a hard time, though, as he found out first-hand on Wednesday. Syracuse fans clearly circled the date on the calendar early in the season, and they were more than prepared to give Allen all the grief they could muster with signs galore inside Carrier Dome hating on the Blue Devils guard.
Grayson Allen gets a not-so warm welcome here inside the Carrier Dome. Syracuse expecting a crowd of more than 30,000. pic.twitter.com/HJOeJD4tk7— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) February 22, 2017
Allen hasnât done himself any favors this season, with his on-court antics likely drawing the ire of many across the country. He also happens to play for one of the nationâs most hated (and successful) basketball programs.
While Allen seems to have been able to keep his controversial past in the past, the criticism from fans and opposing crowds will likely continue throughout his career as a Blue Devil.
Allen finished with eight points on 2-of-11 shooting in the 78-75 loss to Syracuse.