Allonzo Trier aka "ZO"
Courtesy of NY Times Sports Magazine
After school on a recent afternoon, Alonzo Trier, a sixth grader in Federal Way, outside Seattle, came home and quickly changed into his workout gear — Nike high-tops, baggy basketball shorts and a sleeveless T-shirt that hung loosely on his 5-foot-5, 110-pound frame. Inside a small gymnasium near the entrance of his apartment complex, he got right to his practice routine, one he has maintained for the last four years, seven days a week. He began by dribbling a basketball around the perimeter of the court, weaving it around his back and through his legs. After a few minutes, he took a second basketball out of a mesh bag and dribbled both balls, crisscrossing them through his legs. Click Here to Read NY Times Sports Magazine Full Story.
Middle School Elite told Michael Soko about Allonzo Trier the #1 player in the nation. Shortly after our discussion, Mr. Soko wrote an eight page article on Trier in the NY Times Sports Mag for March Madness.