OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Duke men’s basketball guard Grayson Allen is one of 30 NCAA men’s basketball student-athletes selected as candidates for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award. The award is presented annually to the senior who excels both on and off the court.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The list of 30 candidates will be narrowed to a field of 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Allen, Duke’s lone captain for the 2017-18 team, is averaging 17.4 points, while leading the ACC in three-pointers per game (2.93) and ranking eighth in the conference in assists per game (4.43).

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