By now, Allonzo Trier has gotten used to all the questions. As a home-schooled kid, the sophomore from Oklahoma is used to people questioning his competition and the ability of the team for which he plays.
Currently ranked No. 22 in the country and a rising junior, Trier plays with a home-schooled group based out of Tulsa and says that the level of competition suits him just fine. Playing with Athlete's First in Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League, he says that there is no real adjustment to level of play.
"We play everybody in the state and we basically have guys from all over the state and we kind of put a team together and we play," he told Rivals.com. "We practice every day."
They don't just play on a team together, Trier and his teammates do in fact attend classes together and they are building things as they go.
"We actually do go to class and stuff like that and just do some stuff at home," said Trier. "So we have a group of guys that play together (who) are home-schooled. We have more guys moving in and we are building a team together."
A scoring machine, Trier has started to reel in the offers and attention from some of college basketball's top programs. He's also got a visit that he hopes to get in soon.
"Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Tulsa and Wichita State have offered.," said Trier. "Baylor and Kansas are pretty close to offering right now. I've taken some unofficial visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State a couple of times. I'm going to take one to Kansas pretty soon, I just have to talk to my coach about trying to get me down there."
Just a few years ago, Trier was a smallish point guard who could score in bunches. He still scores at a high rate, is a sneaky athlete and has grown to 6-foot-3 and is nearing 6-foot-4. Which position he plays on the next level? It doesn't seem to matter.
"I keep growing so I don't know," Trier said. "I was pretty small for a while and was kind of a combo guard. I can score well but I'm a point guard, too. I handle the ball really well so whatever position somebody wants me to play, I'm fine with that.
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