Going into his senior season, Duke's Grayson Allen was projected as an All-American and runner-up for preseason ACC player of the year. His season has been controversy-free compared to his sophomore and junior years, but his productivity hasn't lived up to expectations. Duke has suffered some unexpected losses thus far -- Boston College, St. John's, NC State -- but is still ranked fourth by ESPN Basketball Power Index (BPI) and ninth in the latest AP poll.
With Duke's biggest game of the season coming up Thursday (8 p.m., ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) at North Carolina, all eyes will be on their captain to see if he can finish his career 3-1 at the Dean Dome (he's 5-2 overall so far against the Tar Heels).
How does Allen stack up as an NBA draft prospect? Is all the attention he receives warranted? And will he continue to matter once his college career comes to a close?