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Allonzo Trier Commits to Arizona

August 3rd, 2014 News 15 Comments

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Ace Thakore

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.”

Trier will join fellow 2015 commits Justin Simon and Ray Smith. Those three could potentially be the future of Arizona’s perimeter attack.

“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.”

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15 Responses to “Allonzo Trier Commits to Arizona”

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  1. Jeff

    August 3, 2014
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    Spectacular. Trier’s a deadly scorer and now is a Wildcat. Welcome to the family.

  2. AztecWildcat

    August 3, 2014
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    I’m really excited to have Allonzo on board in 2015. What a special young man! BTFD!

  3. john t.

    August 3, 2014
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    It’s good to be a Cat’s fan. Welcome to the Arizona Wildcat’s family Alonzo, relish your your time here — it may be the most enjoyable experience of your life. Bear Down.

  4. steve green

    August 3, 2014
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    Welcome to the ARIZONA family ZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great kid , great attitude, great ability to get to the rim !!!! GREAT addition !!!! Cant wait to see this scoring machine in WILDCAT RED AND BLUE!!!!!!!! BEAR DOWN ALLONZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. titan4wildcats

    August 3, 2014
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    Great news! Welcome to the Wildcat family ZO! I’m wondering who else is going to commit now. The way he talked he might have an inside as to who else is coming, or just because he knows that Coach Miller is still hot after some more recruits. I know ACE said to buy sunglasses, so there’s someone else coming soon!

    It’s great to be a Wildcat fan AND a PGU member!

  6. titan4wildcats

    August 3, 2014
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    ACE…I forgot to mention. I already have a pair of sunglasses and two spares….I’m ready!

  7. stevephoenix

    August 3, 2014
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    This make three 5-star players for 2015 and we are not close to being done. I think we still land Rabb and Comanche. I wonder if we could still land Isaiah Briscoe? I like how all of these recruits the past few years all say the main reason they came to Arizona is their relationship with Miller. I can’t imagine what is going to happen with our recruiting once McKale is finished and we can show it to recruits. I am very excited about 2015-16 already!

  8. Ben

    August 3, 2014
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    Miller is a machine. Great work, Ace! I’m ready for the season to start!!

  9. IT'S MILLER TIME

    August 3, 2014
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    so excited about zo coming to Arizona, he’ll bring instant offense and the sky is limit for him and the wildcats next next season.

  10. fred

    August 3, 2014
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    It would have definitely been a privilege to have played against you, but, more so an honor now to play beside you, Trier. Welcome home…

  11. LWash

    August 3, 2014
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    Awesome!!! I love his game and maturity. You are part of the family now.

  12. George77wildcat

    August 3, 2014
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    Landing these three five star prospects and the exciting thing is that were still not done mark it down zimmerman and rabb to follow not even kentucky can compete with that class…

  13. Mike Goldthwaite

    August 3, 2014
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    Alonzo makes us complete…..the floor is now spread far and wide, and all our guys can get to the rim, pass to get it there, or shoot the 20 footer. If we get the Bigs we’re targeting, our preseason opener should be against the Phoenix Suns! Any bets?

  14. MrV

    August 4, 2014
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    We are favored to land Rabb, Zimmerman and Comanche. Amazing. Most schools will die to get out catch and release recruits.

  15. mvpreed2

    August 17, 2014
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    Welcome to the family that is Arizona Zo!
    You are going to be able to bring that killer scorer’s instinct to a program that is going to allow you to score in a variety of ways.
    Miller is going to make this class the best class in his tenure and arguably the best in Arizona history!

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