Trier, Comanche held out of Arizona exhibition


Arizona was without a pair of players in its exhibition Tuesday.

Allonzo Trier was held out for unspecified reasons while Chance Comanche is suspended indefinitely.

“Chance Comanche will not play in tonight’s game due to his own lack of academic responsibility,” Wildcats coach Sean Miller said in a statement released by the school ahead of the exhibition against the College of Idaho. “As a member of our basketball program, you are a student and an athlete, and you are expected to do the best of your ability in both areas.

“It is not an option to compete and be held accountable on the court but not in the classroom. This suspension is indefinite.”

Comanche played just six minutes per game last year for Arizona, but was expected to see a larger role in his sophomore season.

Trier’s situation is murkier. There have been concerns for the sophomore’s eligibility for the upcoming season, but Miller on Monday declined comment on his situation.

Trier, a top-15 recruit in the 2015 class, averaged 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a freshman for the Wildcats, who debuted in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll at No. 10 on Monday.

The Wildcats have another exhibition contest Sunday against Cal State Chico.