Sean Miller and the USA Basketball U-19 team coaching staff made their first round of cuts, and Arizona's Allonzo Trier is one of the 16 finalists for the 12-man roster.
One of the five players cut was Arizona 2016 commit T.J. Leaf. He along with Malik Pope, Silas Melson, Eric Paschall and Seventh Woods were all sent home.
Sean Miller had some perspective last night on the moves: "The guys who get cut will have a pretty good chance to make an NBA team someday."— Bruce Pascoe (@BrucePascoe) June 15, 2015
Here's the complete list of players that Trier will be competing against for a spot on the final roster:
Justin Bibbs, So., Virginia Tech
Isaiah Briscoe, Fr., Kentucky
Jalen Brunson, Fr., Villanova
Brekkott Chapman, So., Utah
Vince Edwards, So., Purdue
Jawun Evans, Fr., Oklahoma State
Terrance Ferguson, Class of 2016
Harry Giles, Class of 2016
Josh Jackson, Class of 2016
Riley LaChance, So., Vanderbilt
Chinanu Onauku, So., Louisville
L.J. Peak, So., Georgetown
Caleb Swanigan, Fr., Purdue
Allonzo Trier, Fr., Arizona
Thomas Welsh, So., UCLA
MU19 Finalists Guards-@_IsaiahBriscoe @jbcrossover5 @Hungry_humble0 @the2kferguson @Riley_lachance3 @Im_that_dude22 @ISOzo_LOE #USABMU19— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 15, 2015
MU19 Finalists Forwards - @JustinBibbs10 @BrekkottChapman @iballforfun_12 @TheReal_HG3 @j_josh11 @Ljpeak0 and Chinanu Onauku #USABMU19— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 15, 2015
MU19 Finalists Centers - @Biggs_Swanigan and @Tomwelsh40 #USABMU19— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 15, 2015
The team had a scrimmage on Sunday night, which you can find highlights of here. According to the Daily Star's Bruce Pascoe, Trier finished with ten points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.