Player: Allonzo Trier
School: Montrose Christian
Venue/Date:The Park School vs. Mount Carmel, 12/30/13
Athleticism: Trier has decent quickness and speed, but combines that with exceptional strength and leaping ability. He can play through contact and also plays above the rim.
Shooting: We like the fact that Trier can nail treys, but also finish at the rim -- and convert from mid-range as well.
Ball-handling: The Oklahoma native can play some point, but it's not his strength and he did get a little sloppy with the ball against Mt. Carmel when pressed into service there. Overall, I'd describe him as a solid ball-handler at the 2-guard slot.
Passing: Trier did manage to rack up four assists in this game, while some other nice passes were not converted. He sees the floor well.
Rebounding: Trier is an excellent rebounding guard, using his strength and hops well in that phase of the game.
Defense: The junior displays adequate lateral movement, and good anticipation.
Intangibles: We noticed Trier's constant communication with his teammates, which is a positive, because it was not done in a critical manner. He seems to play within himself and lets the game come to him, and as evidenced by his recent 36 point outburst against powerful Findlay Prep, Trier clearly comes to play in the big games.
Overall: Allonzo Trier didn't have a stellar game against Mt. Carmel (17 points, 4-for-11 FGs, 2-for-6 3s, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 5 turnovers), as the short handed Mustangs lost, 50-47. That said, after two live viewings, and watching a video of his big time outing versus Findlay Prep, he's clearly one of the better wing guards in his class. He won't have any problems adjusting to the physical nature of college ball, as he already possesses the strength necessary to compete at any level from day one. The bottom line is that Trier , while he does a lot of things well, is a natural scorer from just about anywhere on the court, and combines strength and jumping ability to pretty much get his shot anytime he wants.
As an Oklahoma native, he'll likely be a tough get for the Terps, who are actively recruiting him. We'd be surprised if an offer isn't extended soon. Trier is an awfully good player, and a legit top 40 kid in his class.
Scouting Report: Allonzo Trier
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