Grayson Allen has endured a tumultuous career at Duke, but the senior guard was named captain by coach Mike Krzyzewski for the upcoming season.

Injuries and disciplinary problems led to a down junior year for Allen, but he is ready to lead a group of talented freshmen as Duke's only senior.

"I had another year of growth, but I'm still growing and maturing," Allen said, via "This is the time to do it, in college. This year, I think I have a lot more perspective on things. I've learned a lot from what I've gone through, but I feel so much different. Better, not only on the court, but my mentality off the court as well."

Allen's antics on the court, most notably tripping his opponents, have caused an outcry from college basketball fans. Allen hopes to prove those incidents are all in the past.

"It's a change of mindset," Allen said. "I know I'm the leader this year, the only captain, the only senior on the team. Everything I do has to be focused on us and the guys that I have. Being the competitive guy that I am, I can't get into individual battles like I have. A lot of my learning with Coach has been learning to play with emotion and not just get rid of it."

Allen averaged just 14.5 points per game last season after pouring in 21.6 points per game his sophomore season. His experience will be key on a Duke team that may start four five-star freshmen in Marvin Bagley III, Gary Trent Jr., Trevon Duval and Wendell Carter Jr..

"I just wanted to be here," Allen said. "I felt like I wasn't finished here. At the end of the day, it's about my happiness and I felt like I was going to be 100 percent happy here."