Arizona signee Allonzo Trier is MVP at Jordan Brand Classic
Arizona Wildcats signee Allonzo Trier was selected co-MVP of the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic game, held Friday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Trier scored 26 points on 8 of 10 shooting to lead the West to a 118-116 over the East. Cheick Diallo, who has not committed, scored 26 points, making 12 of 16 shots, to earn MVP honors for the East.
Trier, a 6-foot-4 guard known for his scoring ability, also had four rebounds.
Wrote Scout.com’s Rob Harrington after the game:
"There aren’t many who can score with Trier, an Arizona signee. He was up to his usual tricks during the Jordan game and tallied his 28 points to lead all scorers. Trier was aggressive off the dribble and found ways to slice his way to the basket. He’s a physical driver who also plays well through contact. He finished after a bump multiple times in this one. Trier also worked in mid-range jump shots and buried a long-range jumper."
Trier is rated 17th overall nationally and the No. 2 shooting guard by Scout.com. He is part of an Arizona recruiting class that is ranked No. 1 by Scout, although many pending signings could shake up the rankings. The Wildcats are on the hunt for more help, too, including a pair of graduate transfers on campus this weekend — power forward Mark Tollefsen from the University of San Francisco and wing Damion Lee from Drexel.
Allonzo Trier has been highly effective getting a step in the open floor and then lowering his shoulder. No one is more confident.
— Rob Harrington (@Rob_Harrington) April 18, 2015