Arizona freshman guard Allonzo Trier is entering the program with a lot of hype after being named a McDonald’s All-American and five-star prospect.
With the loss of perimeter options like T.J. McConnell and Stanley Johnson from last year’s Elite Eight team, Trier could be counted on to be a perimeter scoring option nearly right away. Here’s some highlights of the 6-foot-4 Trier from his senior season at Findlay Prep.
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In late July four-star 2016 power forward De’Ron Davis announced that he’d settled on a top three of Arizona, Indiana and Texas. But in recruiting things can change, and that’s what has happened with Davis. While those three programs remain in the running for the Colorado native’s services, three more programs have joined the mix.
Those programs are Arkansas, Mississippi State and UConn, and according to a report from 247Sports.com the six schools are Davis’ final six.
In recent days Davis has been visited by Tom Crean (Indiana) and Sean Miller (Arizona), and he’ll meet with all of the remaining programs before scheduling official visits according to 247Sports.com.
Just a couple days removed from taking his first official visit, one of the top power forwards in the Class of 2016 has reportedly cut his school list to six.
As first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com, Javin DeLaurier has narrowed his school list to Arizona, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas. DeLaurier, who played alongside Kentucky commit Sacha Killeya-Jones at the adidas Uprising Summer Championships on the Team Loaded VA team that won the event, took an official visit to Notre Dame this past weekend.
Also of note in the report is that DeLaurier has three other official visits set up: Texas this upcoming weekend, Stanford beginning October 10 and Duke beginning October 24.
Notre Dame, which also hosted commits T.J. Gibbs and John Mooney during the football team’s shellacking of Texas, has to account for the eventual loss of two seniors in its front court in Zach Auguste and Austin Burgett. Add in the fact that the Fighting Irish did not add a scholarship freshman to its front court in the Class of 2015, and it’s understandable that Mooney and DeLaurier would be important recruiting targets for them.
Texas, which like Notre Dame did not bring in a big man in its 2015 recruiting class, has three seniors in its front court in Connor Lammert, Cameron Ridley and Prince Ibeh. Stanford and Duke have seniors in their respective front courts, but they also have some young players to build with. The Cardinal added Josh Sharma to a group that includes sophomores Michael Humphrey and Reid Travis, and Duke has Rice transfer Sean Obi and freshman Chase Jeter on board.
Arizona (three seniors) and North Carolina (two seniors, two juniors) are both in positions similar to that of Notre Dame and Texas, as they have multiple upperclassmen in their respective front court rotations entering the 2015-16 campaign. It should be noted that in the case of Arizona the Wildcats added multiple freshmen to their front court rotation (Ray Smith and Chance Comanche), while North Carolina (which received a commitment from Tony Bradley Jr. last week) adds just one in Luke Maye.