Allonzo Trier Will Return to Arizona for Junior Year

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 13, 2017

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Arizona Wildcats star Allonzo Trier will be returning to school for his junior year in 2017-18. 

Per ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Trier said he would be back with the Wildcats next season:

I have thought about it for a while, and I have decided to continue my education and basketball career at Arizona. Because of my relationship and faith in Coach (Sean) Miller, the coaching staff and my teammates, I will continue my original goal when I came here -- to help lead the team to a national championship.

With my family's support, I am excited and confident about my decision. I also believe this will best prepare me for a long and successful NBA career.

Trier had a fantastic sophomore season for Arizona in 2016-17, though his debut was delayed by a 19-game suspension due to a failed performance-enhancing drug test that was originally going to keep him out for the entire year.

He led the team in scoring (17.2) and was third in rebounding (5.3) and assists (2.7). The Seattle native was named Most Outstanding Player of the Pac-12 tournament. 

The Wildcats finished 32-5 last season, losing to Xavier in the Sweet 16. Trier's return gives the team one of its key pieces back to make another run at a Pac-12 title and NCAA tournament appearance.

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