Pac-12 POY candidate ruled ineligible, school will appeal Chris Coduto/Getty Images
TUCSON, AZ - NOVEMBER 19: Allonzo Trier #11 of the Arizona Wildcats celebrates a three point basket during the second half of the college basketball game against the Boise State Broncos at McKale Center on November 19, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

The NCAA has ruled that Allonzo Trier is ineligible after testing positive for a banned substance in January. Arizona will appeal the ruling.

This is actually the second time Trier has been ruled ineligible for alleged PED use. Trier missed the first 17 games of last season after a similar issue.

Last time, the NCAA agreed with Trier that he didn’t know what he was putting in his body, eventually allowing him to play last season.

This is literally Trier’s statement from last year:

“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.”

And yet, here we are… again.

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Trier, who is a legitimately great player, is averaging 19.6 points per game for an Arizona Wildcats team that can’t afford to go without his service.

Arizona is currently 11-3 in the Pac-12, with an overall record of 21-6.

Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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