Maryland target Allonzo Trier scores 14 in Team USA blowout

Maryland target Allonzo Trier scores 14 in Team USA blowout
June 21, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Team USA beat Uruguay by 98 points at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, 156-58.

Ninety-eight points. One-hundred minus two.

In the midst of the the blowout was Maryland target Allonzo Trier, scoring 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor while adding three assists. He played 13 minutes.

Opponent aside, that's a pretty standard stat line for Trier, who is arguably the best scorer in the class of 2015. He is a highly intelligent basketball player on the offensive end, analytical and calculating as he picks his spots within the context of the larger game.

He understands when to attack the basket. He knows when defenses are packing it in and giving him the jump shot. He can control the pace of a game by getting to the free-throw line and hitting with consistency.

Which explains why head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff are so hard after Trier. With Dez Wells set to graduate, Maryland will be in need of a scorer they can plug immediately into the system to get them points.

Trier could be that player. 

But Maryland's not alone. He is currently ranked as the No. 38 overall player in the class and he will likely move up when the latest edition of the rankings is released.

And Turgeon's job just got harder with Trier announcing his decision to transfer to Findlay Prep (Nev.), away from local Montrose Christian (Md.).

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