During Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game, the Arizona Wildcats had one signee on the court.
Allonzo Trier finished the night with 17 points and four rebounds, leading the West squad in points scored. He shot just 6-18 from the field though. The West lost to the East 111-91.
What stood out with him was his ability to get to the basket, but he did drop in 2-of-5 threes. Even though he's listed at just 6-4, his willingness to go straight at the big guys down low was really impressive.
During the second half, Trier was asked what he thought his role at Arizona will be next year:
"My role will be come in and compete right away; be effective on the offensive end and lock in on defense."
Then when asked about what he learned in the days leading up to the actual game, which was played at the United Center in Chicago, he said this:
"I just learned about coming in and giving back. Affecting lives not just on the basketball court but with all human beings."
Trier seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders, and Arizona fans should be excited about what he'll bring to the table to the 2015-16 squad.
Allonzo Trier is a ball player, man. Kid has such a diversified offensive game. Really nice finish there.— Daniel Martin (@DMartinCSN) April 2, 2015
I think Allonzo Trier is a star in the making. The young fella flat out gets buckets! Arizona will be fun to watch next season.— Josiah Turner (@JsiahSports) April 2, 2015
A couple of other Arizona targets were in action in the game as well. The most notable guy was Ivan Rabb. During his mid-game interview, Rabb conceded that the decision between Arizona and Cal is pretty simple. It's either be THE guy at Cal and be the face of a program, or come to Arizona and be part of a team that is more competitive. He did talk about the benefits of staying closer to home as well, but I got the feeling he's going to Cal and there's little to change that.
Stephen Zimmerman and Caleb Swanigan were also participants. Both are still Arizona targets, but according to most people, both will be heading elsewhere.
Trier will be fun to watch in Tucson next season. It's just a matter of who will be that final piece to the 2015 class.