Allonzo Trier

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Allonzo Trier
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Trier in 2018
No. 14 – New York Knicks
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1996-01-17) January 17, 1996 (age 23)
Seattle, Washington
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeArizona (2015–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentNew York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Allonzo Brian Trier[1] (born January 17, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats. As a sophomore in 2016–17, he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 and was named the most outstanding player in the Pac-12 Tournament.

High school career[edit]

Trier attended Montrose Christian School in his junior year, transferring from the Oklahoma City Storm and Tulsa NOAH (Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools). He averaged 25.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists. and 2.1 steals per game to lead Montrose to a 20-5 record and a National Christian Schools Athletic Association Division I title.[2] He was named the 2014 Gatorade State Player of the Year and was a first-team Washington Post All-Met, elevating his recruiting stock.[3] As a senior, Trier transferred to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. He averaged 26.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game at Findlay. He was named to the 2015 USA Today All-USA second team.[2] Playing for the West team in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, Trier led his team in scoring with 17 points.[4] In the Jordan Brand Classic, Trier scored 28 points and was named co-MVP.[2]

Trier committed to play at Arizona during an official visit due to his good relationship with coach Sean Miller.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Allonzo Trier
Seattle, WA Findlay Prep 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

In an 85–72 –victory over Fresno State on December 10, 2015, Trier scored a season-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting.[5] He averaged 14.8 points per game in his freshman season but missed seven games due to a hand injury. On April 4, 2016, he announced he would be returning for his sophomore season.[6]

Sophomore season[edit]

Trier was suspended indefinitely for testing positive for PEDs; Trier was involved in a car crash and was given a drug. After the NCAA went over the medical documents, Trier was allowed to return.[7]

On January 20, 2017, it was announced Trier would make his return for the UCLA game after 19 game absence.[8]

As a sophomore in 2016–17, he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 and was named the most outstanding player in the Pac-12 Tournament.

Junior season[edit]

On February 22, 2018, he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance. According to Arizona, it was a remnant of the same substance he was banned for a year earlier.[9]

Following Arizona's loss in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Trier announced his intention to forgo his last season of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NBA draft.[10]

Professional career[edit]

New York Knicks (2018–present)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, on July 3, 2018, Trier signed with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Knicks' NBA G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks. Under the terms of that deal, Trier would split time between New York and Westchester.[11] In his NBA debut on October 17, 2018, Trier recorded 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, and two blocks in a 126–107 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[12] On November 23, Trier scored a career high 25 points in a 114–109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[13] On November 27, he recorded his first career double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Knicks lost to the Detroit Pistons.[14][15] On December 13, Trier signed a standard NBA contract with the Knicks, becoming the first two-way player to sign a guaranteed NBA contract within the first two months of the season.[16] On January 23, 2019, Trier recorded his second career double-double, scoring a new career-high 31 points, shooting 12-for-18 from the field, and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 114–110 loss to the Houston Rockets.[17]

On July 14, 2019, the Knicks picked up the option on Trier's contract.[18]

National team career[edit]

He played in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in 2014, winning a gold medal for the United States. He scored 9 points in the championship game.[19] In five games he averaged 12.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. Trier competed in the FIBA U19 World Championship in 2015, winning a gold medal for the United States. Trier posted averages of 8.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Trier was born in Seattle, Washington to Marcie Trier and an unnamed father whom he never met. When he was in sixth grade, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. He was kicked off a varsity team in eighth grade for being too good.[3] In 2009, Trier was the subject of The New York Times Magazine profile of his ability at a young age and the frequent travelling for AAU events it entailed.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season[edit]

2018–19 New York 64 3 22.8 .448 .394 .803 3.1 1.9 .4 .2 10.9
Career 64 3 22.8 .448 .394 .803 3.1 1.9 .4 .2 10.9


2015–16 Arizona 27 21 28.0 .466 .364 .793 3.3 1.1 .5 .2 14.8
2016–17 Arizona 18 13 31.9 .460 .391 .810 5.3 2.7 .4 .1 17.2
2017–18 Arizona 33 33 34.1 .500 .380 .865 3.0 3.2 .6 .3 18.1
Career 78 67 31.5 .479 .378 .827 3.7 2.4 .5 .2 16.8


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  2. ^ a b c d "Allonzo Trier". USA Basketball. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Stubbs, Roman (August 8, 2014). "Allonzo Trier is a complicated case study of free agency in elite high school basketball". Washington Post. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cheick Diallo leads East to McDonald's All-American Game victory". NBC Sports. April 1, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "No. 13 Arizona pulls away for 85-72 win over Fresno State". ESPN. December 10, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Goodman, Jeff (April 4, 2016). "Allonzo Trier staying at Arizona". ESPN. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona Wildcats basketball: Allonzo Trier, Chance Comanche out for tonight's exhibition game". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  8. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Update: Suspended Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier to play Saturday vs. UCLA". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  9. ^ Goodman, Jeff (February 23, 2018). "Arizona to appeal NCAA ruling after Allonzo Trier tests positive for banned substance".
  10. ^ "Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier declare for NBA draft after Arizona's stunning loss". Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Knicks sign Isaiah Hicks and Allonzo Trier to two-way contracts". July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Astramskas, David (October 18, 2018). "Undrafted Knicks Rookie Allonzo Trier Shines In NBA Debut". Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "Knicks beat Pelicans, win consecutive games for first time". ESPN. November 23, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "New York Knicks win streak comes to an end against Detroit". North Jersey. November 27, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  15. ^ "Knicks' Allonzo Trier: Nears triple-double in loss". November 27, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  16. ^ "New York Knicks Sign Allonzo Trier". December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "Knicks' Allonzo Trier: Career-best performance in loss". January 23, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  18. ^ Begley, Ian (July 14, 2019). "Knicks pick up $3.5 million option for Allonzo Trier". SNY. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Boxscore - Team Leaders". FIBA. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  20. ^ Sokolove, Michael (March 19, 2009). "Allonzo Trier Is in the Game". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved October 13, 2016.

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