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Duke names G Allen captain

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(TSX / STATS) -- Guard Grayson Allen has regained his position as a captain at Duke, the team announced on Monday.

Allen, who was selected as captain by his teammates this season, was stripped of that honor by coach Mike Krzyzewski in December after he tripped an opponent for the third time in a calendar year.

His trip of Elon's Steven Santa Ana in a Dec. 21 contest at Greensboro Coliseum resulted in an indefinite suspension that lasted for one game.

A 6-foot-5 senior, Allen is the lone player on this season's Duke squad that averaged more than eight minutes of action in 2016-17. The Blue Devils lost four players to the NBA and two additional players transferred.

"I think he's in a great place," Duke associate coach Jeff Capel said, per the Charlotte Observer. "The very first thing is he is healthy. He's happy. He's had time to reflect, to get refreshed."

Allen, 21, averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season.

Updated October 2, 2017

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