Trier is no stranger to scoring points and he did just that this weekend. Scout.com's No. 20 player in the class of 2015 finished the weekend as the EYBL's leading scorer with 28.5 points per game while also helping his Athlete's First team go undefeated. In his first game Friday night, Trier scored 35 by constantly attacking the basket which resulted in 16 free throw attempts. He made all 16.
The next day with his team in dire need of a stop, Trier forced a five-second call with his half-court defensive pressure. Then with the clock winding down and his team down two points, Trier calmly came off a pick and roll and drained a contested three from the top of the key.
"I'm playing great," said Trier. "I'm happy with how I've been playing. I feel like I've been leading my team so far. We have the youngest team in the whole EYBL as six of our nine guys are sophomores. We have a bunch of young guys but they are focused and love to compete. We are playing hard which is the most important thing."
Last year Trier was one of the top scorers in the EYBL, averaging 20.2 points per game which led to significant interest from local schools such as Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Baylor. After scoring over 1,000 points in a sophomore season at Tulsa NOAH HomeSchool, he transferred to powerhouse Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian for his junior season.
This past season he averaged 24.9 points per game and was named First Team All-Met by the Washington Post and the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year. He also had an opportunity to switch AAU teams given the close proximity of the successful Nike based Team Takeover.
"Me and my mother had some talks with Coach Keith (Stevens) about playing for Team Takeover," said Trier. "I just wanted to be loyal though and finish it up playing with Athlete's First. I started playing with them in 8th grade and I felt it would be right to come back and play with them."
Following his high school transfer, numerous east coast schools began to recruit Trier in addition to those in the Big 12. Georgetown was one of those schools that took advantage of Trier landing in the area and John Thompson III was seen at several of Trier's games.
"They are right in my backyard now being at Montrose and they have definitely been following me around," said Trier about the Hoyas. "I also went to a few of their home games at the Verizon Center."
Head coaches from Louisville and Indiana also watched Trier play this weekend. To go along with his 28.5 points per game, Trier shot almost 55 percent from the floor and went 10-of-20 from three and 36-of-39 from the free throw line.
Trier said he would be open to interest from the Tar Heels.
"I'm wide open in my recruitment now; I don't have anyone leading right now. Just taking it slow."