Allonzo Trier to return to Arizona

Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier will return to the desert for his sophomore season, according to an official statement from the university and coach Sean Miller.

“I am ecstatic about Allonzo’s decision to return to school for his sophomore year,” Miller said in the release. “I believe he will become one of college basketball’s elite players next season.”

Miller then praised Trier’s national championship desires and strong overall work ethic, stating that he felt the former five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American from Seattle had a bright future in the NBA.

All praise aside, Arizona will surely be happy to have Trier back next season after going 25-9 (12-6 Pac-12) and falling to No. 11 Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Trier was limited to 10 points in that game and also missed a few weeks with a broken hand, but still had a strong freshman season as a whole and averaged 14.8 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.

Given how Arizona runs a fast-paced offense built around the guards, the Wildcats’ prospects for next year are looking strong now that Allonzo Trier will definitely be back in the fold.

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