Former Providence star Grayson Allen traded from Jazz to Grizzlies

Allen was a first-round pick in last year's NBA draft

Former Providence basketball star Grayson Allen, a first-round pick of the Utah Jazz last year, was traded to the Grizzlies on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Providence basketball star and former NBA first-round pick Grayson Allen was part of a trade on Wednesday afternoon. 

Allen, a shooting guard, was dealt by the Utah Jazz to the Memphis Grizzlies in a package for guard Mike Conley, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and the Jazz’s No. 23 pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft and a future first-round pick went to the Grizzlies for Conley. 

Allen was the No. 21 overall pick in the 2018 draft. He is just the seventh player from a Jacksonville-based school to be taken in the NBA draft, and first since James Collins (Jackson and Florida State) in 1997. 

Allen, who played at Duke, had an up-and-down rookie season in the NBA. He played in 38 games and averaged 5.6 points per game. He had a career-high 40 points in an April 10 loss to the Clippers. Allen spent 12 games in the NBA’s G League and averaged 16.3 ppg. 

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