Former Montrose Christian guard Allonzo Trier has been selected to represent the United States against international competition this summer.
Trier, a Seattle native, was among a group of 12 players named to the USA Men’s U18 National Team.
“I’m really excited about the team,” said Billy Donovan, USA U18 National Team and University of Florida head coach. “As it is every year, it was a really hard selection process because only 12 guys can be on the team. We just tried not necessarily to take the 12 best players, we tried to take the guys that were going to make up the best team.”
Earlier this month, Trier announced he was leaving Montrose Christian after one season to play at Nevada’s Findlay Prep for new head coach Andy Johnson.
The move to Findlay Prep will mark Trier’s fourth team in as many years. He played his first two years of high school basketball in Oklahoma before transferring to Montrose Christian last year.
As a junior last season, Trier guided the Mustangs to a 20-5 record, averaging 25 points per game and earning Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year honors. He was also named The Sentinel Co-Player of the Year.
He holds various Division I offers from schools such as Connecticut, Georgetown, Maryland, Louisville, Kansas and Arizona among others.
Trier has reportedly finalized his list down to 14 schools including Arizona, Connecticut, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNLV, Wake Forest and Washington.
The 6-foot-4 combo guard has been on a tear this year in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, averaging nearly 30 points per game and leading the league in scoring.
“He’s an elite scorer,” said Montrose Christian head coach Bryan Bartley. “He can score in a variety of different ways.”