Seth Trimble ready to bounce back as point guard of North Carolina’s future – The Athletic

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. — Less than 10 steps from the furthest edge of the Trimble family’s back patio is a full-sized regulation basketball court, complete with square glass blackboards and immaculately painted hoops. Trimble Court, if you will.

It’s more convenient in the summer than now, on a Monday evening in early January, when winter has set in on this suburb of Milwaukee (and several inches of snow with it) — but still, for Seth Trimble, essential. It became his basketball lab: the place to practice thundering tomahawks and backstage WTF pinwheels. Here, on the hottest days, in the secrecy of his own space, there’s no field experience too ambitious for Trimble – a four-star point guard who traveled to North Carolina this summer – to try. And while that includes a fair share of 3-points and pull-ups, it’s as much of a runway as anything for Trimble and its 43-plus-inch vertical. (He last measured it a few days before the pandemic began in the spring of 2020, so it’s safe to say it’s only been growing since.)

Trimble first successfully dunked a ball as a 5-foot-10 eighth grader. The following year, after his first season at Menomonee Falls High School, Trimble was not only able to dabble in the game; he was doing the kind of gravity-defying feats that predict something – someone – special to come. Growing to 6-foot-3 in the seasons since, while packing muscle on his now 190-pound frame, has only made his dunks and overall game even more dangerous.

“There was this day when I felt, like, new,” Trimble says. “I tried something and I was like, ‘Woah, where did that come from?’ It was like all my genes randomly hit me one day and I woke up and, man, that was it.

Since? Trimble has, both literally and in the broader landscape of basketball, kept going up and up.

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