The highly-touted UNC Basketball freshman is already earning the praise of his new teammates with his explosiveness and athleticism.
The UNC basketball program’s backcourt isn’t lacking star power coming into next season. With the return of junior guards Caleb Love and R.J. Davis the Tar Heels will have experienced talent running the team.
With that being said, one of the only criticisms of North Carolina’s Final Four team last season was a lack of production off the bench. The Tar Heels are planning to address this concern this season and one of the key pieces to this is incoming freshman Seth Trimble.
As the highest-rated recruit coming in for this season, expectations are high for the 6-foot-3 guard. The Wisconsin native is known as a physical guard with serious bounce. If this dunk from the Carolina basketball camp earlier this summer is any indication, that reputation is well-deserved.
Seth Trimble 🐰🐰 pic.twitter.com/fuS1WOnQGC
— Orville Tootenbacher (@FLASHBackWade3) July 19, 2022
The behind-the-back slam might remind Carolina fans of another Tar Heel with high-flying tendencies, Trimble’s older brother, J.P. Tokoto:
PHOTO: JP Tokoto Dunks Over 6-10 Joel James (full gallery coming soon) pic.twitter.com/llogrfZZX8
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 22, 2013
The freshman’s leaping ability is already earning praise from his new teammates. As arguably the most athletic Tar Heel from last year’s team, Dontrez Styles, admitted he might have some competition for that title this season earlier this week at UNC basketball’s Summer Media Day.
Trimble’s game is more than just dunking, as he averaged 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists during his senior season at Menomonee Falls High School. His stellar senior season led him to become the Gatorade Player of the Year in Wisconsin.
With a team that already has many fan favorites returning to Chapel Hill this coming season, the arrival of Trimble will give Carolina fans yet another reason to pack the Dean Dome when the season rolls around in November.