For the second time in his three-year career, Arizona guard Allonzo Trier has tested positive for a banned substance, making him ineligible as of today, according to a release from the school.
The release mentions the junior participated in an NCAA student-athlete drug screening in January, and the test “revealed the reappearance of trace amount of a banned substance.”
Trier was suspended indefinitely at the beginning of last season and wasn’t reinstated until late January of 2017 when his drug test came back negative. In its statement, the University of Arizona says the newest positive test came from “remnants of a substance, which the NCAA agreed, Allonzo had unknowingly ingested in 2016.”
If Arizona's statement on Trier's suspension is true, than he shouldn't have been reinstated from his previous suspension. If this excerpt is true, than the substance is new. Can't be both. pic.twitter.com/ui9dFXFLyO— Matthew Tonis (@Tonis_The_Tiger) February 22, 2018
Arizona says it will appeal the ruling, however, the future of its second-leading scorer is unclear. Trier is averaging 19.6 points a game, while playing just under 34 minutes a game. In two games against ASU this season, the guard scored 23 and 19 points, respectively.
Trier's drug test took place in January. If I'm on any of the teams UA beat in the last few weeks, I might be a little upset right now.— Shane Dale (@ShaneDaleABC15) February 22, 2018
The Wildcats have the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament locked up, but with just about two weeks until the tournament, it’s anyone’s guess if Trier will be playing in Vegas.