Allonzo Trier out of Arizona exhibition; Chance Comanche suspended indefinitely

Nov 1, 2016, 7:23 PM | Updated: 7:29 pm

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier drives past Colorado's Xavier Talton (3) and George King during the fir...

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier drives past Colorado's Xavier Talton (3) and George King during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Cliff Grassmick)

(AP Photo/Cliff Grassmick)

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier will not play in the Wildcats’ exhibition game Tuesday against the College of Idaho due to unspecified reasons.

His appearance in street clothes only adds to the unconfirmed rumors that his eligibility is in question, according to the Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe.

Rumors of eligibility issues have surrounded Trier and the Wildcats for some time now. The legitimacy of those whispers first grew when Trier, who was scheduled to accompany head coach Sean Miller to media day, was scratched from attending the event in San Francisco with Kadeem Allen taking his place.

Miller did not comment on the matter and again refused to do so when asked Monday night on the eve of the exhibition.

Trier has remained with the team and prior to Arizona’s game against the College of Idaho went through a shooting routine, according to reports. He left for the locker room and returned to watch the game in street clothes.

Fellow sophomore Chance Comanche was also in street clothes due to poor academics and is suspended indefinitely.

“Chance Comanche will not play in tonight’s game due to his own lack of academic responsibility,” Miller said in a statement. “As a member of our basketball program, you are a student and an athlete, and you are expected to do the best of your ability in both areas. It is not an option to compete and be held accountable on the court but not in the classroom. This suspension is indefinite.”

Trier averaged 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a freshman, shooting 47 percent overall and 36 percent from three-point range. He opted to remain at Arizona after considering heading for the NBA and has been called one of the team’s hardest workers spanning last season to this one.

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