At baggage claim in an airport today, the day of the NBA Draft coincidentally, I looked up and saw a familiar face. Not wanting to invade personal space, I waited, but luckily he saw his bag passing by, came over to scoop it up - giving me the chance to say, "Are you Grayson?"
A little surprised he gave a big smile and answered politely that it was in fact Grayson Allen.
I told him I was just a big college basketball fan with two brothers who went to Duke, and ran a fun site www.valueaddbasketball.com that ranks college basketball players and that it calculated he was one of the best ever.
And so it is, Value Add goes by the numbers not whether or not fans like a player or not, and here is his history.
Grayson was credited for being the spark off the bench as a freshman to win the 2015 title, and clearly a sharp kid as he was named All-Academic, All-American.
His sophomore year he was named 2nd team All-American as one of the 10 best players of 4,000 in the country by The Sporting News, and Value Add agreed calculating him as the 10th most valuable in the country.
Junior year was down, but Senior season he finished as the most valuable player per game in the country - but let me explain after viewing his year by year: