Trier, Grandstaff off to nice start

The first big event of the spring basketball season has come and gone with several OU prospects faring well in Sacramento.

Oklahoma found the final piece of its puzzle for the upcoming basketball season with the commitment of junior college point guard Giovanni McLean last week.

It's time to start looking toward the future, and it looks very bright as the first big all-star session was in full force last week with the EYBL event in Sacramento, Calif.

It was a chance to see three of OU's top 2015 guard offers in action and get a glimpse of how they've progressed since the end of their junior season.

Nobody was more impressive than Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian guard Allonzo Trier, who led the weekend in scoring at 28.5 points per game in helping Athletes First to an unblemished 4-0 record.

Despite playing his high school ball in Maryland, Trier played in the Oklahoma City area the three years prior to that and was a part of the Athletes First team representing the state of Oklahoma.

Trier offered by OU long before he moved east had a phenomenal junior season and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Maryland this season.

Most impressive from Trier's weekend was his shooting percentage as Trier shot 54 percent from the field. The suitors list for Trier should only increase as we get deeper into the spring and summer.

Another top guard offer on display was Rockwall (Texas) High's Austin Grandstaff. OU coach Lon Kruger has always visited Grandstaff this month, and Grandstaff was the star of Team Texas Elite that went 2-2 in the session.

Grandstaff led the team, averaging 20.7 points per game. Ohio State and Michigan are a couple of the schools that have also visited Grandstaff.

Then playing for MoKan Elite out of Kansas was Owasso (Okla.) guard Shake Milton. Fresh off his Oklahoma State offer a couple of weeks ago, Milton had an all-around stellar weekend.

He was second on the team at 10 points per game, averaged 4.8 rebounds, three assists and 2.2 steals per game. Milton was offered by OU before his junior season, and the Sooners remain on his short list at this point.

Other Oklahoma names to watch:

Edmond Memorial forward Kristian Doolittle. Slowly growing into his body, Doolittle is a legit 6-foot-5 now and around 200 pounds. He was third on the team in scoring at 8.2 points per game, but he was among the best rebounders of the weekend at 8.5 per contest.

Mustang guard Jakolby Long is another Class of 2016 prospect to keep tabs on. Offered by OU and Wichita State before heading into his sophomore season, Long led the team in steals and assists and scored 7.8 points per contest.

The EYBL heads to Dallas next weekend.


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