Allonzo Trier returning to Wildcats for junior season - Tucson News Now

Allonzo Trier returning to Wildcats for junior season

Allonzo Trier will be Arizona's leading returning scorer next season (Photo courtesy: AP). Allonzo Trier will be Arizona's leading returning scorer next season (Photo courtesy: AP).
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier will return to school for his junior year.

Trier informed coach Sean Miller and the University of Arizona staff this week that he will be back on campus next fall. Trier was considering declaring for the NBA Draft.

“We are thrilled to have Allonzo Trier return to Arizona for his junior season," said Miller in a statement released by Arizona Athletics.  "Without a doubt, he is one of the premier players in college basketball.

We appreciated the manner in which Allonzo and his family handled this decision. Not just because he is returning to Arizona, but because they valued all of the information given to them. Now he will be able to return to our program to address his weaknesses, add to his many strengths and have the opportunity to greatly improve his future on the basketball court and beyond.”

Trier missed 19 games last season due to a PED suspension, though he led the Wildcats in scoring with 17.2 points per game once he returned in late January.

Lauri Markkanen and Kobi Simmons from last year's team have declared for the NBA Draft and will not return to school.

Rawle Alkins declared for the draft on Tuesday but has not hired an agent, meaning he can return to school if he elects to do so.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • HAPPENING NOW: Water main break closes part of Mission road

    HAPPENING NOW: Water main break closes part of Mission road

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:18:43 GMT
    Source: Tucson WaterSource: Tucson Water

    A water main break closes a stretch of road on the southwest side. Tucson Water says northbound lanes on Mission road near Ajo Way will be closed while crews respond to the break. 

    A water main break closes a stretch of road on the southwest side. Tucson Water says northbound lanes on Mission road near Ajo Way will be closed while crews respond to the break. 

  • UPDATE: Two shot, one dead, at post-wedding party

    UPDATE: Two shot, one dead, at post-wedding party

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:23:16 GMT
    Police taped off part of E 32nd Street to investigate a deadly shooting early Sunday morning (Source: TPD).Police taped off part of E 32nd Street to investigate a deadly shooting early Sunday morning (Source: TPD).

    Police responded to several reports of a shooting early Sunday morning in a neighborhood near Park Avenue and East Silverlake Road. Officers found two men shot in the 1100 block of East 32nd Street just after 1:30 a.m. on May 28, according to a release from Tucson Police Department.

    Police responded to several reports of a shooting early Sunday morning in a neighborhood near Park Avenue and East Silverlake Road. Officers found two men shot in the 1100 block of East 32nd Street just after 1:30 a.m. on May 28, according to a release from Tucson Police Department.

  • Crews halt wildfire southeast of Tucson

    Crews halt wildfire southeast of Tucson

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:48:06 GMT
    Source: Corona De Tucson FireSource: Corona De Tucson Fire

    Crews have stopped forward progress on a wildfire burning 20 miles southeast of Tucson, according to the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center. The Cienega fire is now at least 50 percent contained after burning 150 acres.  It broke out Saturday, May 27 near Hilton Ranch Road and Red Cloud Mine Roads.  No buildings are threatened. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights re...

    Crews have stopped forward progress on a wildfire burning 20 miles southeast of Tucson, according to the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center. The Cienega fire is now at least 50 percent contained after burning 150 acres.  It broke out Saturday, May 27 near Hilton Ranch Road and Red Cloud Mine Roads.  No buildings are threatened. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights re...

Powered by Frankly