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Allonzo Trier wins Pac-12 Player of the Week

Posted at 9:20 PM, Nov 13, 2017

Arizona's Allonzo Trier is 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 two wins for the Wildcats. The Seattle native 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.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller says the strong play of Trier's teammates are making him even better.

"It's set up for him," said Miller. "As long as he continues to play the game this way, where's he's taking big shots. If he takes good shots like I've mentioned about him, no player I've seen has worked harder on the game than Allonzo has."

The Pac-12 award is the second of his career. Trier opened the 2017-18 by setting a new career high in scoring with 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.

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.