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Allonzo Trier moving on to a ‘new chapter’ of his career

The junior guard is widely projected to be a second-round pick in June’s NBA Draft

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Arizona Wildcats junior guard Allonzo Trier announced on Instagram Sunday that he is moving on to a “new chapter” of his career.

That chapter presumably being the NBA Draft, where he is widely projected to be a second-round pick.

“Blood, sweat, tears. Pain and Joy, the ups the downs. I’m thankful for everything these past few years at Arizona has brought me. Proud to say through adversity I stayed true to myself and never changed no matter what the circumstances i was dealt! I did it my way and I was me. whether you liked it or not! Closing this chapter and excited to be starting the next,” Trier said via Instagram.

Trier averaged a career high 18.1 points and 3.2 assists per game his junior season and was named First Team All-Pac-12.

His decision to forgo his final year of eligibility is hardly a surprise, as Arizona head coach Sean Miller told reporters after UA’s final home game that Trier, Rawle Alkins and Deandre Ayton would not be returning to Arizona next season.

No one really expected Trier to stay at Arizona as long as he did, but a broken hand caused him to miss seven games as a freshman, and then he was forced to sit out 19 games during his sophomore year after he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Trier managed to play the majority of his junior year, but re-tested positive for the same drug and missed two more games before the university won an appeal that let him finish the season.

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