Arizona has a sure-fire NBA draft pick in Deandre Ayton, who is very likely to go first overall to the Phoenix Suns. After that, there’s much less certainty for Arizona players, though guard Rawle Alkins’ name is included in many mock drafts.
But what about the Wildcats playmaker and junior guard Allonzo Trier? What are his NBA draft hopes?
According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, it depends on whether a team is willing to go after a player he included as one of eight draft “sleepers.”
“Depending on the mock, Trier is either a late second-round pick or not included at all,” Norlander wrote. “I like him as a sleeper particularly because of where he is (or isn’t) projected. If he goes undrafted, his agent will have a long line of teams trying to land him right after the 60th pick is in. If he is picked, he’ll line up as a more promising offensive player than at least 20 of the guys taken in the second round.”
Trier averaged 18.1 points per game as a junior, shooting 38 percent from 3-point range and making 62 percent of his 2-point shots along with 86.5 percent from the foul line.
“I think he’s built to have the best range on his 3-pointer outside of any guard in this draft named Trae Young,” Norlander wrote.