July's Scorer: Allonzo Trier

There were some tough choices among the various categories, but Allonzo Trier proved to be an easy selection for the summer's top scorer.

Not only did Allonzo Trier lead the Peach Jam in scoring, he did so by a comfortable margin. Trier averaged 30.8 points per game in North Augusta, fashioning an imprint that exceeded even the great performances we saw from other players and at other events.

Trier epitomizes what it means to be a volume scorer. No one on the block is saying he's shy — he fired up 97 shots in five games at the Peach Jam, for a 43 percent clip — but he's potent and dangerous. A roster brimming with volume scorers can deconstruct any notion of team offense, but having one or two can be crucial to winning big games.

And especially if those players are close to Trier's caliber. He's a very good three-point shooter who actually knocked down 40 percent of his threes in North Augusta, which, given the large number of threes he takes (40 of his 97 shots), makes him reasonably efficient overall.

Trier isn't the most explosive slasher but possesses terrific body control and timing to elude shotblockers. He knifes between big men for twisting, reverse finishes, and he makes it look easy. He shot 69 free throws in five games at the Peach Jam, a remarkable number in 32-minute contests.

Though this article highlights his scoring, Trier manages to find time to rebound (five per game) as well. He's a competitor, not just a scorer, and thus he's likely to endear himself to his future college coach immediately upon arriving to campus.

He squared off against another blue-chip scoring guard in July, Isaiah Briscoe. Though the individual performances were more even overall than the scoring numbers suggest, Trier scored 42 points to Briscoe's 18.

He remains undecided on colleges, with Arizona featuring prominently but other majors also pursuing ardently.

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