Allonzo Trier makes case for best scoring guard in 2015

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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Although his Athletes First AAU team had already been eliminated from the Nike Peach Jam, Allonzo Trier wasn't going to end his trip without a fight -- especially given his opponent.

Isaiah Briscoe is a top-15 prospect in the class of 2015, and he was perhaps the most consistently impressive player at the Peach Jam last week. Moreover, Briscoe and Trier are Arizona's top guard targets in this recruiting class.

Trier won the individual battle, going for 42 points, including five 3-pointers and 17 free throws. Briscoe had 19 points on 18 shots, and Trier's squad also got the win.

“Everybody got what they wanted, to see the two guards go at it," Trier said.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Findlay Prep (Nev.) led the Peach Jam in scoring last week, averaging 30.8 points in five games. Trier also blew the competition out of the water during the EYBL regular season, finishing atop the scoring leaders with 29.4 points.

He's also emerged as a prime target for many of the nation's best programs -- and become a five-star prospect in the class.

"People realized how good of a scorer I am. My ability to draw so much attention on offense, try to make it easier on my teammates," Trier said. “I've seen every defense you can throw at me. It wears you down though. I see two or three guys every touch. I gotta work hard to make my baskets.”

Arizona is considered one of the leaders for his services, but UCLA and Louisville are also making a push. Connecticut, Washington, Georgetown, Maryland, Wake Forest, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have also offered. North Carolina has been texting him a little bit, while Kentucky is showing interest -- but the Wildcats have yet to offer.

"Whenever they feel it's the right time, we can start taking things more serious," Trier said of John Calipari's program.

Trier hasn't taken many trips yet, going to a couple of Georgetown and Maryland games last year when he was at Montrose Christian (Md.) and visiting Washington since he's a Seattle native. But he could be trimming his list at some point in the near-future.

“It could be really soon, probably next week, or it could be later into August," Trier said.

He's ranked No. 12 in the 247Sports Composite, the No. 2 shooting guard.

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