The 2015 class is starting to take shape for Arizona with the commitment of shooting guard Allonzo Trier. A 6-3 guard who who will play his senior year at Findlay Prep, Trier is known for his scoring acumen and ability to get to the free throw line.
While on campus over the weekend, Trier saw enough to make up his mind.
“I’m comfortable with the coaching staff, and the campus was a great atmosphere,” Trier told PGU. “It felt right so I decided to make the decision.”
As a potent offensive talent who set the Nike EYBL scoring record, Trier said he was eager to show his skills on the court for Arizona.
“The style of play was a big part of it, I think I can be really successful in that system,” he said. “I wanted to go somewhere that I could be effective.”
Another primary reason Trier ended up choosing the Wildcats was because of his relationship with Sean Miller and the coaching staff.
“I have a very good relationship with the coaching staff, they really wanted me and recruited me hard, and I feel like they can develop me and help me grow as a player,” he said. “Sean Miller is a great coach.”
Trier had the chance to play for Miller on the Team USA U18 squad that competed in international play.
“It was a good experience to get a feel for him as a coach, and just develop more of a bond. It was an honor to compete for the United States,” he said.
“They have a great track record with making their players better and I thought it was the best place for me in terms of basketball and as a person,” he said.
Trier said that after visiting he felt ready to commit.
“I just got a feel for what it was like, and I liked everything I saw,” he said. “I’m really happy to have made my decision and I’m excited about the future.”
“We’ve got a great group coming in, Arizona always has a lot of talented players so it’s going to be really competitive,” he said.
A three man class of Simon, Smith, and Trier by itself would rank among the nation’s best classes, but Trier hinted that there could be other commitments.
“They’re not done recruiting,” he said, “so we could have a really special class by the time it’s over.”