UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sporting Alert — Chase Jeter returned to action for top-ranked Duke on Sunday against No. 21 Rhode Island in today’s Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament championship clash.
Jeter turned his left ankle under the Penn State basket going for a rebound in the first half on Saturday and did not return.
The sophomore was listed as doubtful by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski on Saturday, but after getting treatment throughout the day and in the morning, Jeter was ready to give it a go on Sunday.
He entered the game midway in the first half and had his first attempt blocked.
Jeter also picked up two quick fouls, which meant coach Krzyzewski had to turn to center Antonio Vrankovic early.
Freshman Frank Jackson, who has been impressive so far for Duke, also picked up three fouls in the first half and had to go to the bench early.
Meanwhile, junior guard Grayson Allen became the 65th Duke player to reach 1,000 points in Duke history with a layup deep into the first half.
Coach K, however, will be a little worried, as immediately after that bucket, Allen was seen limping heavily down the court.
The preseason All-American suffered a toe injury during the first half against Penn State on Saturday.