High school notebook: Showdown of prospects Buddy Hield and Allonzo Trier at Chesapeake Challenge.
Heritage Hall's annual Chesapeake Challenge has a solid field highlighted by an exciting first-round matchup between a future Oklahoma Sooner and one of the state's most intriguing young players.
Sunrise Christian Academy from Bel Aire, Kan., will face the Oklahoma City Storm homeschool team at 4 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Hall.
Sunrise is led by 6-foot-3 shooting guard Buddy Hield, who signed with OU in November. He'll go up against the Storm's star freshman Allonzo Trier, who has averaged 25.0 points through 14 games this season for the Storm.
Trier has been in the national spotlight since he was in sixth grade, so he is rarely bothered by the pressure of a big situation.
“When you've been in that spotlight before, and you've been watched under a microscope, you definitely try to do everything right,” Trier said. “You try to be as close to perfect as you can. It really helps you in the long run, because you're ready, and you're more mature about things that happen.”
The Chesapeake Challenge runs Thursday-Saturday at Heritage Hall.
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