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.

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