Allonzo Trier is not a guy you want to play in a game of ‘Horse.'
The four-star shooting guard out of Montrose Christian (MD) can knock it down from anywhere on the floor. Last season, he averaged 30 points per game as a sophomore at Tulsa Noah and had a 64-point game against Bartlesville. Simply put, he can shoot lights out.
SMU head coach Larry Brown got a first-hand look at Trier last week when he made a recruiting trip to the D.C. area.
"It was great to have an opportunity to practice in front of him," Trier said. "I talked to him for a little bit after practice, and he just told me a little bit more about the program at SMU and told me to keep working hard. It was just awesome to have him there."
Brown offered Trier back in June and has kept tabs on the 2015 sharpshooter since. Like all, top-flight prospects being recruited by SMU, Trier has aspirations of one day playing in the NBA. And he knows Brown can get him there.
A Hall of Famer, Brown has coached some of the best players to ever pick up a basketball. When asked what he was looking for in a school, Trier responded by listing tradition and a family environment but most importantly a great leader as a head coach, which describes Brown to a T.
"I mean, he is a legend," Trier said. "He could definitely give me teaching that I couldn't get anywhere else especially when preparing for the NBA. He's just a very welcoming person. I really like him. We text all the time, pretty much daily."
Along with SMU, Trier says Houston, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Virginia have been recruiting him the hardest and have also stopped by to see him. In total, Trier holds nine offers. But the Mustangs are high on his list.
"I'm definitely interested in SMU. Obviously Coach Brown is there, but Coach (KT) Turner and Coach (Ulric) Maligi are also great coaches," Trier said. "They are both young guys that I can relate to, and they talk to me a lot about just life. They really work hard at what they do, and I respect that.
"They are all doing a great job at SMU. They are landing guys like Emmanuel Mudiay and bringing some excitement to that program. I'm definitely going to make a visit so I can see their new arena and get feel for everything."
Trier says he has no visits set in stone for the fall and is primarily focused on the upcoming year with his new team.
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