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Shot that wouldn’t fall leads to end of Allen’s crazy career

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Villanova returns to Final Four, beat Texas Tech Allen never found his rhythm in Omaha. He was 7 for 28 in games against Syracuse and Kansas, 5 for 23 on 3-pointers. He made clutch free throws late in regulation to keep the Blue Devils tied or in the lead against Kansas. His only field goal since the first half, though, was a meaningless 3-pointer four seconds before Kansas started celebrating its victory.Allen’s four seasons at Duke were over, and off the court walked — depending on your perspective — one of the most reviled or celebrated college basketball players in America.“It’s like a shock to your body because you don’t plan for a loss,” Allen said. “You expect to keep going and going. Then it’s so abrupt when it hits you. It’s over. I can’t really wrap my head around it yet.”It was at the 2015 Final Four that Allen burst onto the scene. He was the fourth and often overlooked member of Duke’s heralded freshman class that year. He ended up scoring 16 points in the national championship game in a win over Wisconsin that gave the Blue Devils their fifth title.He put off entering the NBA draft after his sophomore and junior years because he loved Duke, loved college basketball and wanted a chance to play for another Final Four and championship.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, right, talks with Grayson Allen (3), Marvin Bagley III (35) and Trevon Duval (1) during the second half of a regional final game against Kansas in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. — Grayson Allen curled to the left side of the lane, jumped and kicked out his left leg a bit as he let fly the shot that would send Duke to the Final Four over two Kansas defenders.With the clock showing less than a second left in regulation, the ball teasingly bounced off the backboard, hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and rim once more — and swirled out to the right.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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He’s been our leader this year,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s one of the outstanding players to have ever played in our program.”For all he did statistically as a playmaker and 14.1-point career scorer, Krzyzewski remembers him this season for his leadership and ability to mesh with four outstanding freshmen in the lineup, especially after the switch to a zone defense in mid-February.“And you’re a shot away, a roll away from being in the Final Four,” Krzyzewski said.Had that last shot in regulation fallen, it still wouldn’t have undone the things Allen will long be remembered for at Duke. On Saturday, Allen said he had accepted and embraced his reputation among all those Duke haters.The Atlantic Coast Conference reprimanded him for appearing to deliberately trip two players in 2016. Last year he tripped an opponent and was suspended for one game by Coach K and had his team captain’s title removed.Allen mostly stayed out of trouble this season, except for when he put a hip check on North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks in the ACC Tournament.“Obviously I went through a lot of ups and downs, a lot of rough moments, a rough patch last year,” he said.His hope, of course, was to extend his senior season one more week in San Antonio.“All my plans for playing in the Final Four aren’t going to happen,” he said. “That’s why it’s hard to grasp. So many emotions come forward at once. I feel I could smile and cry all at once.” “I thought it was in,” star big man Marvin Bagley III said.So did Allen, who watched as the ball fell away. Sunday’s game stayed tied 72-72 and was headed for overtime. Kansas’ Malik Newman, the Midwest Region Most Outstanding player, took over from there, and the Jayhawks won 85-81 .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSeason over for Duke. Career over for Allen.“Yeah, that thing rolled around the rim about four times,” Allen said. “I thought it was going in. It’s not a good feeling.” Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

Students receive laptops, school items from NGO

first_imgChildren from various regions across Guyana were recipients of back-to-school items, which were made possible by donations through the Give Another Chance Foundation (GACF).The presentation ceremony was held at the St Joseph High School in the presence of Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence; Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green; the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, members of the Foundation and the awardees.The majority of the recipients were outstanding achievers in the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA); they received book bags and laptops.Speaking at the ceremony, the Public Health Minister noted, “We are here to celebrate something that is good, something that would add to you boys and girls to enhance our education and as a result, to enhance the type of person you willThe Director of Sport, Christopher Jones presenting the items to one of the recipientsbe in the future.”Lawrence also urged the gathering of young students to pursue their aspirations in whatever field of studies they choose to pursue and related that there would be significant growth in the children’s capabilities if these gestures continued.“In order to make those dreams a reality, you have to ensure that you are focused and you have to focus on education because that is one of the main keys that are going to unlock the door of opportunity for you so that you can blossom and grow,” the Minister said to the students.In delivering the feature address, Mayor Chase Green noted that, along with the supply of materials to enhance their education, the students must also be steered away from drugs and must not be in any environment which fostered abuse and other dangerous situations.“We have to say no to abuse at all levels. We have to say no to drugs, because I know it is reported many times of the sale of drugs outside of our prominent schools and that is something we have to look into,” the Mayor said.Meanwhile, there are plans to take this initiative which has been ongoing for the past eight years to other areas such as Wakenaam Island and other rural areas. This will be done later in the week.last_img read more