A former Montrose Christian basketball player has been named a finalist for a prestigious award.
Findlay Prep senior Allonzo Trier, who was named The Sentinel 2014 Co-Player of the Year at Montrose Christian, is among five finalists for the Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year award.
The winner will be announced March 12 and past recipients of the award include Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love and Lebron James.
“Extremely honored and proud to be on this list in the running for National POY,” Trier said via his Twitter account.
Dwayne Bacon (Oak Hill), Jaylen Brown (Wheeler), Malik Newman (Callaway) and Ben Simmons (Montverde) are also finalists for the prestigious award.
Trier, a 6-foot-4 guard who has signed with Arizona, averaged 26.9 points per game and 5.4 rebounds this season while helping lead Findlay Prep to a 25-2 record.
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’s an elite scorer,” said Montrose Christian head coach Bryan Bartley. “He can score in a variety of different ways.”
While competing on the AAU circuit, Trier averaged nearly 30 points per game last summer in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League and was named a McDonald’s All-American this year.