Trier has yet to play this season because of the positive test, though he has been cleared to practice and travel with the team. He will not be allowed to play until the substance has fully left his system, which has yet to happen.
Statement from Allonzo Trier. pic.twitter.com/0eEjYclcno
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 19, 2017
Earlier this season, I was notified that I test positive for a trace amount of a banned performance-enhancing drug following an NCAA random test and I was shocked. I have never knowingly taken a banned substance. After finding out that I was given a banned substance by a well-intentioned, but misguided person not associated with the University, I presented this information to the NCAA.
The NCAA agreed that I had no knowledge of receiving the substance and my eligibility was restored. Although I can practice and travel with the team, I am not allowed to resume playing in games until the substance completely leaves my body even at a trace amount. Unfortunately, I am unsure of when that time will be, but I hope it is soon.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder was a standout performer for the Wildcats in his freshman season, averaging 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Trier has been suspended all season, with Arizona offering very little information as to the reason for the disciplinary move. Earlier on Wednesday, head coach Sean Miller reiterated that he had no idea if Trier would ever return to the lineup.