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Arizona junior guard Allonzo Trier has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance, the school announced Thursday.
“In late January 2018, Allonzo participated in an NCAA student-athlete drug screening,” a school statement said. “The results of that test, confirmed today, revealed the reappearance of a trace amount of a banned substance. The amount detected was miniscule by scientific standards and appears to be a remnant of a substance, which the NCAA agreed, Allonzo had unknowingly ingested in 2016. The University is appealing the decision and is hopeful that Allonzo will regain his eligibility soon.”
The 6-foot-5 Trier is Arizona’s second-leading scorer at 19.6 points per game while averaging 3.2 assists per game.