Allonzo Trier will return to Arizona for sophomore season

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Arizona received some encouraging news on Monday as the school announced that freshman guard Allonzo Trier will return for his sophomore season.

A former McDonald’s All-American who earned Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors this past season, the 6-foot-4 Trier averaged 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

“I am ecstatic about Allonzo’s decision to return to school for his sophomore year,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said in the release. “I believe he will become one of college basketball’s elite players next season. During our conversations, Allonzo shared his desire to be a leader on a championship team and to improve his overall game. By doing so, he puts himself in the best position possible for a very successful NBA future. I have not been around a player that works harder at the game or loves it more than he does. It’s this passion to be great that has all of us excited about our future together.”

The return of Trier means that Arizona could have a very potent backcourt next season as the Wildcats are also bringing in five-star guards in Kobi Simmons and Rawle Alkins. That trio will be tough to stop, and when you also factor in the return of freshman Ray Smith, Arizona could be a dangerous team offensively next season.