Arizona’s Allonzo Trier is currently serving a suspension that has caused him to miss the first 18 games of the Wildcats season.
Today, it was revealed that suspension will carry through the rest of the year, as it was the result of a failed drug test, according to ESPN.com, which was first to report the news.
Trier tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and now must wait until they are completely out of his system to return.
— Shane Dale (@ShaneDaleAZ) January 19, 2017
As far as the NCAA is concerned, he is clear to play. Following an appeal, Trier was able to obtain reinstatement from the governing body. That doesn’t mean he will be on the court anytime soon, though.
Trier will have to miss the rest of the year as the drug exits his body, and will be subject to a number of drug tests between now and his return. The Wildcats returning leading scorer, Trier had a marvelous freshman season in which he average 14.8 points and shot 36 percent from three point range. He was the Wildcats best player in isolation.
The door is open for him to return, if he so chooses. He’ll have to put the work in by himself to stay in shape when the time roles around.
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