Trier A Top Target

Trier A Top Target

Allonzo Trier has been a popular name on the AAU circuit for several years now. He burst on the scene nationally in 2009 when the New York Times featured him in a column

Allonzo Trier has been a popular name on the AAU circuit for several years now. He burst on the scene nationally in 2009 when the New York Times featured him in a column focusing on AAU basketball.

Hailing from the state of Washington, Trier played his junior season at Montrose Christian (MD).

"It was a great experience," he said. "There is so much tradition when you walk inside that gym it makes you want to work so much harder. It allowed me to face some great East Coast opposition."

Now, heading into his senior year, Trier is posting prolific numbers on the circuit while adding offers from high-major programs. He is leading Nike's EYBL in scoring and D1Circuit tabbed him the MVP at the Hampton session where he averaged 32.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, while shooting a blistering 54% from the field and 92% from the free throw line.

Trier is averaging 28.5 points and 4.1 rebounds through three sessions.

"I think I've been playing well," said Trier. "I'm seeing a lot of different defenses, some box-and-one and zones. Teams are trying to find ways to get the ball out of my hands.

"I'm trying to make plays whenever I can, whether it's rebounding and pushing in transition or scoring in the halfcourt."

At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Trier is a prolific scorer. He's a combo guard that uses his strength to get into the paint and can knock down jumpers from all over the court. He's also a terrific passer. In fact, some teams are recruiting him to play point guard.

"I can play point guard," he stated. "The size I have, it helps, but everybody knows I score it well. With me at point guard and scoring it makes it that much easier for me to facilitate.

"I like [being able to play point guard] because it makes me more flexible recruiting-wise. I think that's why I'm hearing from so many schools because some can recruit me to play on the ball and others want me to play off the ball and look to score."

He already holds offers from programs like NC State, Georgetown, Baylor, Louisville, Marquette, Villanova, Washington, and SMU among others while Kansas and North Carolina will continue to evaluate him this summer.

"I'm still open at this point," said Trier. "I don't have a timeframe for when I want to make a decision."

NC State offered a couple of months ago and assistant Rob Moxley is heading up Trier's recruitment. What does Trier think of the Wolfpack?

"I like NC State a lot," he said. "They've been on me hard. I like the things that coach Gottfried is doing down there. They want me to come down and take a visit, and I watched them a lot throughout the year."

Trier is currently rated the No. 5 shooting guard and the No. 20 prospect overall in the 2015 class by Scout.com.

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