With the 2021 recruiting class all but wrapped up at this point, Hubert Davis and his new staff have been focusing on 2022, where they can really put their fingerprints on the program moving forward. The decision of Roy Williams to retire really put Davis behind the 8 ball for this recruiting cycle, which is why he utilized the transfer portal to fill out the roster for the next season. Even so, the two players he brought in via transfer in Brady Manek and Justin McKoy both fit the vision for what Carolina Basketball will look like under their new head coach, and that vision has been extended into future recruits. Every player to receive interest from the Tar Heels, meet the requirements of what Hubert Davis wants on his roster, as the program will be playing a more modern version of basketball. While it’s hard to argue the success the program experienced under Roy Williams, Hubert Davis will bring a breath of fresh air to Chapel Hill, as the style of play had grown weary on many Tar Heel fans and supporters.
Seth Trimble is a four-star guard from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and happens to be the younger brother of J.P. Tokoto who played at Carolina from 2012-15. Trimble is coming off a fantastic junior season where he averaged over 23 points per game while shooting over 50% from the floor. Like many guards Hubert Davis wants in his program, is at his best on the open floor, where he can attack off the dribble, or make the reads to find his teammates for easy buckets. Like his brother, he likes to get after it on the defensive end as well, which will be a common theme for the program in this era. His play over the last year or so has grown his recruitment as Trimble currently holds offers from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, USC, among other Power 5 and mid-major programs.
It’s too early to tell what role Carolina will have in his recruitment moving forward, but expect UNC to recruit him hard. Trimble, while being a four-star prospect, feels like a guy that will be in college for 2-3 years, before he’d be ready for professional basketball. His ability to play both with and without basketball makes him an attractive target, as that is something this program has lacked since the graduation of national champion Joel Berry. Also, we’ve already seen how important the Carolina Family is to Hubert Davis, so being able to land the younger brother of a former player would be a neat deal for the new headman of Carolina Basketball.
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