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Name: Allonzo Trier

School: Arizona

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 18 (2015)

Birthdate: January 17, 1996 (21)

Birthplace: 

- Born in Seattle, Washington  

- Has lived in Dallas, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City

Family: 

- Mother Marcie Trier is a single parent in her late 30's  

- Never met his father  

- Marcie is a social worker

High School: Findlay Prep

Accolades: 

- 2015 McDonald's All American  

- 2015 Jordan Brand Classic - co-MVP, scored 28 points  

- 2015 Nike Hoop Summit  

- 2014 Under Armour Elite 24 game  

- First team Naismith All American  

- Won gold medal for Team USA in 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships  

- Won gold for Team USA in 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship  

- Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year

Twitter: iso_zo

Instagram: iso_zo

Height: 6'5 (Numbers taken from 2016 Nike Basketball Academy)

Weight: 197

Injury History: 

- Missed 1st 19 games of his Freshman season because he tested positive for a performance enhancing drug during the preseason - claims he never knowingly took the drug - won appeal that he was unaware, but had to sit out until drug left his body  

- Supposedly a close friend of the family gave him the drug to help him recover from a car accident during the summer

- Broke right hand in January of 2016 and missed 7 games

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience:

- Interviews well - appears to give honest answers  

- Played for Sean Miller with USA Basketball  

- Has worked a lot on his defense  

- Has taken a leadership role this season  

- Daily routine of making 500 shots and 100 FTs a day since he was 8  

- Nickname is Zo  

- Has moved all over the U.S. for basketball  

- Dyslexic

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 14.8 PPG  

- 3.3 RPG  

- 1.1 APG  

- 0.5 SPG  

- 47% FG  

- 36% 3  

- 79% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 34 games

- 17.3 PPG  

- 5 RPG  

- 2.7 APG    

- 48% FG  

- 41% 3  

- 80% FT

Position: SG

Greatest Strength: Scoring + 3 point shooting

Greatest Weakness: Defensive footwork + Length

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 7

Speed: 7

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 6

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 5

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 5

Help defense: 6

Steals: 5

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Strong offensive using ball screens - can hit 3s, get in the lane and finish using change of speed, and also hit rollers

- Defensively, he sometimes gets caught up on ball screens and cannot recover because he has short arms 

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Appears to have short arms  

- Good-great 3 point shooter  

- Deep range  

- Finishes well at the rim, good use of body and change of speed  

- Good IQ - strong all around offensively

- Pure scorer  

- Mediocre lateral movement defensively 

Game Analysis:

Game 1

- vs. Washington

- Quick drive right fouled at hoop - FTs 0/2

- Athletic move - missed reverse along left baseline  

- Catch and shoot 3 straightaway hits  

- Great athleticism in transition up and under fouled attacking

Game 2

- vs. Arizona State  

- #11 Shannon Evans Jr.  

- #0 Tra Holder  

- #4 Torian Graham  

- #44 Kodi Justice

- Pullup jumper straightaway in transition - miss  

- Good 3 point shot contest on Graham  

- Drives right, takes contact and hits bank shot over Justice - good body control and touch  

- Poor job fighting around screens - happened twice  

- Catch and shoot deep 3 from left 45 - miss  

- Pullup 3 straightaway - miss  

- Drives right, spins left, pumps, draws foul and hits layup - FT 1/1  

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - airball

- Catch and shoot straightaway deep 3 - miss  

- Left ball screen, defender goes under, he walked into jumper and hit it  

- Drives left, behind back to right, tries right bank shot but fouled - FTs 1/2  

- Catches on curl at left 45, drives right, cradles ball by the help defense and finishes layup with right  

- Catch and shoot deep left 45 3 - hits

NBA Comparison: Gerald Henderson/Arron Afflalo 

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7-7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Early 2nd Round

Opinion: Trier is a good shooter with deep range. He can get to the rim because he moves like a basketball player, but is not an elite athlete. He uses his body control and strength to finish at the rim more than pure speed. Defensively, Trier works hard but is not a good defender. He has short arms and has trouble getting over screens. Trier has missed a number of games in his 2 years at Arizona, so he still has a lot of room for growth. He should develop into a reliable bench scorer and maybe more, but I  would probably avoid drafting him until the 2nd Round because he does not have the lateral quickness and defensive potential I am looking for in a starting wing prospect. Nevertheless, Trier has been hot as of late and I have a hard time determining if he has 20 ppg scoring potential in the NBA. A lot of achieving his potential is work ethic, and he appears to be a hard worker.