Michigan Wolverines Basketball: Rising 2022 PG Seth Trimble Loves Michigan
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Michigan Wolverines Basketball: Rising 2022 PG Seth Trimble Loves Michigan

Players are lining up to join Juwan Howard's Michigan team, and some are in wait-and-see mode. Wisconsin junior point guard Seth Trimble falls into that category, having essentially been begging for an offer since last summer, but he might not have to wait much longer.


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The 6-3, 185-pounder is an outstanding athlete with a great handle and midrange game. He's also explosive at the rim and much better than his No. 109 ranking.

Now playing with Phenom University-Team Herro on the AAU circuit, Trimble led Menominee Falls to a 17-8 record and a berth in the Division 1 sectional finals averaging 23.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game during the 2020-21 season. His recent play has schools starting to line up, just as they were for his brother, former North Carolina starter J.P. Tokoto.

Illinois is the latest to offer.

"They're one of the top in the Big Ten," he said. "It just came yesterday. I never talked to them before, but I was always watching Illinois this year. They're a great, fast-paced basketball team. My playing style could fit there."

Trimble said as early as last summer that U-M was the team he really liked. He said recently the Wolverines were among the schools talking to him the most.

"Michigan," he said. "Virginia. I talk to Coach [Phil] Martelli at Michigan every day. He's a very good dude — I like him a lot. I love the way Michigan plays.

"Coach [Tony] Bennett and all assistants ... a few are from Wisconsin, so it's a super-cool connection."

Trimble hopes to make some visits this summer when things start to open up after COVID shutdowns.

"I'm definitely looking [at unofficials] because I don't know when officials are coming. I'll definitely look to go on some unofficial visits," he said. "Walk around the campus, maybe sneak into a couple gyms if I can, into a couple locker rooms ...

"There are some schools that stand out to me. I'll release that publicly sooner or later. It will definitely come during the AAU season, but right now it's more of a secret."

But Michigan is right there, and probably at or near the top of the list. The Wolverines have plenty of what he's looking for in a school.

"[I want] a coaching staff that loves me and my personalty, loves the way I play," he said. "A school where I can go and know I'm going to play and make a huge impact be really the best player I can."


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