Arizona Wildcats Productivity Report: Trier displays dominance in Miller’s structured system

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Allonzo Trier (center) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a basket last night against Bradley (YouTube video)

Allonzo Trier (center) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a basket last night against Bradley (YouTube video)


WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY RATING?:
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)

ARIZONA 90, BRADLEY 60
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
Allonzo Trier SG 43 23 1.870
*Ryan Anderson PF 27 26 1.038
Dusan Ristic C 15 17 .882
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 18 23 .783
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 12 25 .480
*Mark Tollefsen SF 7 19 .368
*Gabe York SG 7 21 .333
Elliot Pitts SG 6 20 .300
*Kadeem Allen PG 3 14 .214
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 3 3 1.000
Chance Comanche C 1 4 .250
Justin Simon SG 0 5 .000
TOTAL TEAM 142 200 .710

A year ago this week, Allonzo Trier scored 50 points to lead Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep to an 82-68 victory over Phoenix Westwind Prep.

He made 18 of his 32 field goal attempts and converted 13 of 15 free-throw attempts at the small Findlay Prep gym.

Last night, for the first time, the 14,000 in attendance at McKale Center caught a glimpse of that dominant Trier, whose performance against Bradley in a 90-60 win was similar to that against Westwind Prep when rationalizing the minutes played.

Trier was given free reign to shoot at Findlay and played substantial minutes no matter how large of margin the Pilots were beating their opponents. Last night against Bradley, Trier posted 22 points in only 23 minutes on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and a phenomenal 14-of-14 from the free throw line.

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PRODUCTIVITY REPORT
ARIZONA PAC-10/12
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:

Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
D. Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676


From shooting 32 times in a game at Findlay to trying only five at Arizona in what will go down as one of his best games of the season?

If Trier played 75 percent of the game — a modest 30 minutes — he would have finished with about 29 points. In 35 minutes, the result would have been close to 33 points. A full 40 minutes: About 38 points and Pac-12 player of the year status.

What does all of this mean?

Although playing within a structured system at Arizona in which his McDonald’s All-American credentials are left at the doorstep of the practice facility, Trier showed against Bradley that he can make the most of his minutes similar to how he performed in a more expansive role with Findlay.

His productivity rating of 1.870 (43 productivity points in 23 minutes) is one of the best since I’ve compiled the numbers in the last three years.

If Trier is consistent with the production and Ryan Anderson continues to with his high production rate (team-leading 1.288 after two games), Arizona will have the components of an inside-outside, attack-the-basket combination that opponents will find difficult to defend.

Another promising sign for Sean Miller: Reserve center Dusan Ristic has shown in the first two games that coming off the bench and averaging 16.5 minutes is not bothersome. He has bought in and is fourth on the team in productivity (.818 rating) behind Anderson, Trier (1.000) and Kadeem Allen (.868).

HOW ARE THEY DOING?
Present RPI ranking of non-conference opponents Arizona has played. The Wildcats’ RPI rating is No. 41. Their next opponent, Boise State (1-1) has an RPI of No. 236.

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
No.24 Bradley 1-1 UA/90-60 11/16/15
No.51 Pacific 0-1 UA/79-61 11/13/15

LONGEST McKALE WIN STREAKS

Streak Coach Years
71 Lute Olson 1988-91
40 Sean Miller 2013-present
38 Fred Snowden 1975-77
37 Lute Olson 1997-99
22 Sean Miller 2010-11


SEASON PRODUCTIVITY RATING

Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Ryan Anderson PF 2 2 67 52 1.288
Allonzo Trier SG 2 0 49 49 1.000
Kadeem Allen PG 2 2 33 38 .868
Dusan Ristic C 2 0 27 33 .818
Kaleb Tarczewski C 2 2 30 27 .638
Mark Tollefsen SF 2 2 22 42 .524
Gabe York SG 2 2 19 45 .422
Elliott Pitts SG 1 0 6 20 .300
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 2 0 10 47 .213
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 2 0 0 11 .000
Justin Simon SG 2 0 -5 13 -.385
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 1 0 3 3 1.000
TOTAL TEAM 2 261 400 .653

ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
Nov. 16 Bradley 90-60 (W) .710 Allonzo Trier SG 43 23 1.870
Nov. 13 Pacific 79-61 (W) .595 Ryan Anderson PF 40 26 1.538

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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