Senior captain Grayson Allen just completed his senior speech at Duke's basketball banquet.
He acknowledged his up-and-down career, which included a national championship as a freshman and an All-American season as a sophomore. It also included three incidents where he was disciplined for tripping opposing players on the court. He was suspended for one game and he lost his captaincy halfway through his junior season in 2016-17 for his antics.
Growing emotional near the end of his speech, Allen discussed his growth during four seasons at Duke.
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"There was a time when I was almost broken down," Allen said. "You don't feel like you have much that's important. You feel like everything is going wrong. Who are you? Who is Grayson Allen? I still thank God for my four years because I found my identity in who I am. I found my identity in Christ when everything else was breaking down. I know who I am today."
The awards have started to roll in and Grayson Allen is front and center.
Allen received the captain's award, the top scholar-athlete award and the Iron Duke award for most minutes played (average 35.6 minutes per game).
Marvin Bagley got the MVP award as well as the award for the team's highest field goal percentage. He made 61 percent of his shots as a freshman this season. He also got the award for best rebounding average (11.1 per game).
The best free throw percentage award went to freshman Gary Trent, Jr., who hit 87.6 percent of his free throws. He missed just 12 all season.
Freshman point guard Trevon Duval got the award for most assists with 207.
The fourth of Duke's one-and-done freshmen, 6-10 center Wendell Carter, was named Duke's best defensive player.
The coach's award for displaying the Duke basketball's commitment to excellence went to Marques Bolden and Javin DeLaurier.
The award for doing the most to help the team's morale went to Justin Robinson, whose father David Robinson was in attendance to see his son get the honor.
Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel just finished addressing Duke's annual men's basketball banquet at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
A Duke assistant coach from 2011 through last month, Capel returned to Durham three weeks after being hired by Pitt to replace Kevin Stallings.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski presented Capel with a wooden chair as a gift.
"They say you can't go home again," Capel said. "I call B.S. on that."
A player under Krzyzewski from 1993-97, Capel said he and his coach have become close friends, something Capel said he wouldn't have believed was possible when he committed to Duke as a 17-year-old star player from Fayetteville.
Krzyzewski's opening remarks at the basketball team's banquet Thursday night included praise for one of his predecessors with the Blue Devils.
Krzyzewski asked the audience at Cameron Indoor Stadium to pause for a moment of silence in honor of Vic Bubas, Duke's coach from 1959-69 who died on Monday at age 91 in Virginia.
"How do you become excellent?," Krzyzewski said "There has to be a start. Coach Bubas did that here at Duke."
Bubas led Duke to its first ACC tournament championship in 1960, coaching the Blue Devils to four ACC championships in total. He also coached Duke to its first Final Four in 1963, also leading the Blue Devils to Final Fours in 1964 and 1966.
The banquet follows a 29-8 season that saw Duke fall one win short of the Final Four.
Krzyzewski and his staff will hand out the team's annual awards. Jeff Capel is back in Durham for the event. A Duke assistant since 2011, Capel left two days after the season ended to become Pittsburgh's head coach.
Grayson Allen, the team's lone senior, will be giving his senior speech during tonight's banquet.
Check back here for live updates throughout the event.