UNC Basketball Recruiting: Seth Trimble has sights set on national title

Menomonee Falls guard Evan Redding, left, and Seth Trimble trap Sussex Hamilton guard Aidan Konop during a game on Dec. 10, 2021.Ctk17134
Menomonee Falls guard Evan Redding, left, and Seth Trimble trap Sussex Hamilton guard Aidan Konop during a game on Dec. 10, 2021.Ctk17134 /

Seth Trimble, one of three players in the UNC basketball recruiting class of 2022, has his sights set on doing something that his brother, JP Tokoto, never did: win a national championship.

Seth Trimble is having a sensational senior season at Menomonee Falls High School as he works to improve his game prior to enrolling at the University of North Carolina later this year. Before he ever gets on to a college basketball court, though, Trimble has things he still wants to do at the high school level. One of them is to win a state championship.

"“As excited as I am for college, what I’m hoping for this season is a state championship,” Trimble told FOX6 in Menomonee Falls. “We’re in the gym locked in every day chasing.”"

But Trimble’s goals don’t stop there, as the 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard hopes to do something that his brother, JP Tokoto, never did, and that’s to bring a national championship back to Chapel Hill.

"“I want to bring the University of North Carolina a national championship, so that’s one of the first things I want to do,” Trimble said. “And then just be the best player I can there for however long I’m there. One of my goals is to make it to the NBA and stay in the NBA for a long time.”"

Trimble, who had more than a dozen scholarship offers at the time of his commitment last June, chose North Carolina over the likes of Illinois, Iowa, Marquette, Michigan, Wisconsin and a number of others. When it seemed as if Juwan Howard and the Wolverines were in the lead for Trimble, it was his official visit to North Carolina with Tokoto, who’s spent time in the NBA G-League as well as Australia, Israel and Spain, that really turned the tide.

Trimble draws a lot of motivation from his parents and older brother, who’s currently a member of Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel. Trimble has modeled so much of himself and his game off of his family, and he’s working to inspire basketball’s next generation with the way he conducts himself on the court and off.

"“My biggest motivation are definitely my parents and my big brother,” Trimble said. “My brother is a big basketball player. He attended the University of North Carolina, so he was a really good role model for me. I really looked up to him when I was younger and my parents, as I got older, they motivated me more and more because, just as I matured, I realized how much work they put in and saw what they do every single day.”"

We’re still not sure how Trimble will play into Hubert Davis’ scheme once he gets on campus next season, and a lot of that will depend on what current Tar Heels decide to do upon the completion of the 2021-22 campaign. Regardless, Trimble appears to have the kind of heart and hunger that many UNC fans are wishing the current Tar Heels had but seem to lack entirely too often.

If he does, and he can combine that with the kind of production that we’ve seen from him on the court to this point, he’ll likely be a quick fan favorite.

Trimble is the No. 32 prospect in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite, sixth among players at his position and tops in the state of Wisconsin.

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