Trier an 'impact' prospect for Cardinals

Allonzo Trier, a 2015 Top 20 prospect, added Louisville to his growing list of scholarship offers last week. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian shooting guard...

Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian High School shooting guard Allonzo Trier become a priority recruit for the University of Louisville last week when head coach Rick Pitino called to extend a scholarship offer.

"It felt great," Trier told Cardinal Authority of the offer and conversation with Pitino.

Trier, who was a top target of new U of L assistant Kenny Johnson while he was at IU, impressed the Cardinals Hall of Fame coach with his play at the Nike EYBL event in Sacramento, Calif., last week. The 6-foot-4 guard scored 27 points with Rick Pitino watching on.

"I think I played well and he enjoyed everything he saw," said Trier, who ranks among the nation's top five shooting guards. "I fit in perfectly with how they play and how they do things."

"He said that he liked how I'd fit in with them because I can get up and down. He said he liked how I can shoot the three, but I can push the tempo. He thinks that I can come in right away and make an impact."

Louisville joins Baylor, Connecticut, Georgetown, Indiana, Memphis, Minnesota, SMU, Villanova and others to offer the Top 20 prospect.

"I haven't broken it down to a list or have any favorites right now," he told Cardinal Authority, adding that his eventual decision won't come "any time soon."

"Trier is a pretty good shooter off the catch to 23-feet, but he's also very good scoring off the dribble from mid-range and at the rim," said National Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels. "Over the last year he's gotten much stronger and it's clearly helped, as he's a confident driver and regularly finishes through contact."

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