Allonzo Trier likes to let his play do the talking. But, after scoring seventeen points and dishing out a career high seven assists in a win over Washington State, Trier met the media.
"This is a great feeling," said Trier. "It feels like it was an eternity for how long I haven't played. I was excited. The energy was great. My teammates were really excited for me. They were happy for me."
It was the first time Trier spoke since being reinstated by the NCAA. He missed the first 19 games of the season after testing positive for a banned substance, one he said he unknowingly took.
"Not a good feeling, added Trier. "I wanted to be out there with my teammates. And, its kind of a helpless feeling, but I stayed strong through it."
"He's been happy all the time even though its been stressful for him these three months," said teammate Lauri Markkanen. "He has not been too down."
Trier has come off the bench for his first two games. The 7th ranked Wildcats, who have won thirteen games in a row, host Washington on Sunday afternoon.