Trier named Pac-12 player of the week

Arizona junior Allonzo Trier has been named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for the first week of the college basketball season.

Trier averaged 31.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in a pair of wins for the Wildcats. He shot 64.5 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line for the week.

Allonzo Trier hits one of 10 shots vs. NAU. (Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics)

The weekly award is the second of his career. Trier earned Pac-12 Player of the Week as a freshman in December of 2015. The guard averaged 21.0 points on a scorching 72.0 percent shooting, including 63.0 percent from three-point range. That award included a then career-best of 27 points in an 85-72 victory over Fresno State. His 27 points against the Bulldogs were the most for an Arizona freshman since Derrick Williams tallied 28 against UNLV in Dec. 2009 at the time.

Trier started the season with a career-high 32 points in a 101-67 win versus Northern Arizona. His 32 points were the most scored by a Wildcat on opening night in four decades and the third most ever in program history in a season opener. The junior followed up his career night with 30 points in his team’s 25-point handling of UMBC. Furthermore, Trier is one of only two players in the NCAA to score 30 or more points in two games over the opening weekend. California’s Don Coleman was the only other player with back-to-back 30-point games in the first two games of the season last weekend.

By scoring 30 or more points in consecutive games, Trier becomes the eighth Wildcat with back-to-back 30-point games and the first since Jerryd Bayless during the 2007-08 season. He also became the second player in program history with a pair of 30-point games in the first two games of the season, joining Michael Dickerson in 1996-97.

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