September 2012-- After what was a very busy couple of weeks for Allonzo Trier, Tulsa NOAH, and the NCHC everything seems to have quieted down. Allonzo Trier "breathed a sigh of relief" a couple of weeks ago as he was finally able to start concentrating on basketball again. He told the Tulsa World "It's about time, this thing has been dragging on for a couple of weeks.
Allonzo Trier recently told HSLive365.com "I am ready for the season to start, I expect us (NOAH) to do big things as I would on any team. I expect to have a big year, and I expect to have another great year."
Now that we have had a few weeks to process all the news, we can officially say that we expect that Tulsa NOAH will open up the season as a National Top 10 team for the first time in their Varsity Boys History, they also will be one of the favorites to win their first ever Regional Championship. I also personally believe this could be the year that NOAH finally beats the OKC Storm Varsity Boys for the first time in program history. If Trier were able to lead NOAH to these milestones it is likely (for the first time in program history) that NOAH will find themselves in a Varsity Boys Gold Ball National Championship Game at the 2013 NCHC National Championships in Springfield, MO. No matter what the story lines are here, this is going to be a season that no HomeSchool Basketball fan, player, or coach soon forget.
If you are just now finding out about the Trier transfer make sure to check out the previously published article 'Allonzo Trier successfully transfers to the Tulsa NOAH Jaguars HomeSchool Basketball Team!
Tulsa NOAH Athletic Director Chris Moody told the NCHC earlier this month "NOAH is pleased with the result of Allonzo (Trier's) eligibility process. We are excited Allonzo will be able to continue his HomeSchool career as a NOAH Jaguar. Our objective from the beginning was to handle this situation in accordance with the NCHC's rules and follow the proper process. We wanted to handle it in an above the board manner in which the integrity of NOAH would be undamaged. Tim Flatt and the NCHC organization over the past few weeks have been very cooperative as we reviewed Allonzo's options. NOAH has had a long relationships with the NCHC and so it was essential to us that we continue to abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by the organization and remain in compliance."
Tim Flatt the Executive Director of the NCHC was quoted earlier this month as saying " This has really been a good process for the NCHBC. We are happy that NOAH made a proper appeal, the Eligibility Advisory Board made a ruling based on the guidelines, NOAH accepted the EAB ruling and Marcie Trier was able to make a huge sacrifice and move to Tulsa to meet the NCHBC guidelines. We are really excited about Zo staying in HomeSchool basketball and we think it is good for a great program like Tulsa NOAH to have a player like Zo play for their organization."
Following all of the excitement the Trier transfer generated Mike Brown of the Tulsa World wrote the article 'Mom's move clears Trier to play for NOAH
.' Below are several excerpts from this great article
The sophomore basketball phenom's immediate future was in doubt until his mother decided over the last several days to move from Oklahoma City to Tulsa.
Such a move will make the 6-foot-2 guard eligible to play this season for NOAH (Northeastern Oklahoma Association of Homeschools).
Marcie Trier received assurances from the NCHC that her son would be eligible at NOAH if she moved to Tulsa, according to Chris Moody, NOAH director of basketball operations.
"I'm excited about the things we can do, and this will be a big year for me, so I'm ready to get things going," Trier said Tuesday as the Jaguars worked out at the Evangelistic Temple School gym.
NOAH head coach Chris Wallace also is anxious to get started, especially now that he has one of the nation's top-rated sophomores playing for him and not against him.
"The guys watched a lot of film on (Trier) last year, and we did the best we could against him. I'm glad we won't have to do that again," Wallace said.
Adding Trier makes NOAH a major player for this year's national home-school title.
Trier holds scholarship offers from Houston, Wichita State, Rice and every in-state Division I university.