TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Wildcats star guard Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible by the NCAA for the second time in two seasons.
The University of Arizona made the announcement Thursday, Feb. 22, and said it was related to the banned substance Trier tested positive for last year.
"Earlier today, the University of Arizona was notified that the NCAA has declared Allonzo Trier ineligible," the school said in a news release. "In late January 2018, Allonzo participated in an NCAA student-athlete drug screening. The results of that test revealed the reappearance of a trace amount of a banned substance."
Trier missed half of last season after testing positive for the substance.
Trier has said he did not intentionally take the drug and the NCAA agreed, letting him back on the team once it was out of his system.
UA said it will appeal the decision and is hopeful Trier will regain his eligibility soon.
Trier is averaging 19.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season.