Maryland target Allonzo Trier wins EYBL Hampton MVP

Maryland target Allonzo Trier wins EYBL Hampton MVP
May 19, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Montrose Christian (Md.) and Athletes First (Okla.) guard Allonzo Trier was all but unstoppable at Nike's featured annual event in Hampton, Va., over the weekend. 

The 2015 Top 40 prospect averaged 32.3 points on 54 percent shooting from the floor and 92 percent from the line, becoming the first player in the circuit's history to reach the 30-point mark in all four games of an event. He also chipped in 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest.

That was enough to earn Trier the event's MVP award, which was announced on Monday afternoon via Twitter.

Trier is one of the most methodical scorers in the country, a player who for his age has an impressive sense for how to control the pace of a game through his scoring. He reads defenses well and attacks it accordingly. He can shoot off the dribble and finish around the rim with either hand.

Maryland has made a strong push for Trier, especially since the departure of guard Seth Allen, and the Montrose guard said as much in an interview with CSN over the weekend.

"They've just been telling me that I'll be coming in right away and be an immediate impact scoring-wise and making plays for them," Trier said.

"Now, they said, Seth Allen is leaving. He would have been a senior when I was getting there. So they said now there'll be no question about where I'll be coming in and playing right away and starting and making plays. So that kind of did ease it up. They said in a way it's bad but it opens up for me."

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